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What’s in My Pocket?

Submitted by on May 19, 2009 – 11:32 pm | 2,149 views

cybertool41MacGyver and always wished for a Swiss Army knife.  I’m pretty sure that a one of these knives was purchased from my first paycheck.  In fact, I’m pretty sure it was the Swiss Champion knife.

Between the ages of 16 and 26 I’ve probably lost 10 of these types of knives.  Yes, I even had two of the Swiss Champ series.  In 2003, I was working with another consultant on a server or desktop.  He quickly pulled out this Swiss Army knife.  I drooled since I never saw this knife before.  The cool thing about it was that it had interchangeable bits just like the ones for a drill.

I had to get one and of course every site I went to didn’t even know what it was or if they did, it was out of stock.  I ended up calling a bunch of wilderness equipment stores and finally came across one at Dom’s Outdoor Outfitter in Livermore, California.  Guess where I ended up 4 hours later?

I was so excited about this knife that I bought 4 of them.  One for me and the other for my other tech buddies.  I’ve had this knife for 6 years now and it’s one of the best tools that I carry with me at all times (minus airplane trips).
I grew up watching MacGyver. I don’t miss my Swiss Champ anymore.  When I compare the CyberTool 41 to the Swiss Champ I still lean towards the Cybertool mainly because of the bit wrench.  There are smaller Cybertools out there, like the Cybertool 29 and 32.  I really like the 29 because it has a better balance for the bit wrench.

I recommend this knife if you’re in IT like me.  It’s definitely better than those Gerber when it comes to ease of use.  Maybe I’m just geeking out about the bit wrench.

Send me a comment and let me know what you think of this knife.


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