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16 Swiss Army Knives - Real or Fake?

The Swiss Army Knife is one of the most successful camping tools known to mankind, but this success has encouraged many copycats and fakes. We have created a little test for you to see if you can spot the real Swiss Army knives, as opposed to the fake ones.



1. Swiss Army Machine Gun Knife




The ultimate machine gun for the "Geek Survivalist", comes equipped with a MAG light, Swiss Army Knife, high intensity flood light, dinnerware set, and even a place to keep your house keys! However, remember to wear the camouflage gear - as a clean white shirt could give you away.




2. Crossbow, Flamethrower and Blowgun Swiss Army Knife


Get Smart Swiss Army Knife


In the film "Get Smart", they used a total of seven functional Swiss Army Knives, three with working crossbows, and two each with working flamethrowers and blowguns. The film-makers got clearance from Wenger and Victorinox to feature a souped-up version in the movie. The props department bought between 50 to 60 big fat Swiss Army knives, gutted them, and added extra bits - and this is what they ended up with: • Dental floss detonator, explosive floss • Tooth transmitters • Bracelet receiver, with a slide-out antenna and compartment for wireless bugs • Smoking compacts • Glowing coin transmitter • Piano bomb with countdown timer • Violin tuning peg laser for cutting holes in walls • "The Cone of Silence"




3. Swiss Army Flame Knife


Swiss Army Flame Knife


This Swiss Army Knife is built around a butane lighter. Unfortunately, it doesn't have that many tools, but then you need somewhere to store all the gas! Perfect companion to the Cigar Cutting Swiss Army Knife (Oh yes!).




4. R2D2 Swiss Army Knife



The shape of the Swiss Army Knife makes a perfect template for an R2D2. The original "Star Wars" droid may have had a few extra gadgets, but didn't exactly fit into your pocket! This could be the perfect alternative for the space-traveller on the go.




5. Light-saber Swiss Army Knife


Light-saber Swiss Army Knife


Also known as the "Sith Army Knife". This is another "Star Wars" themed knife, but more basic than the R2D2, with only a scissors and light saber attachment. Doesn't say much about the Sith!




6. Swiss Army Knife Chocolate


Swiss Army Knife Chocolate


The Victorinox "Swiss Army Spartan, Chocolate Edition" is made of the finest Swiss chocolate, filled with hazelnut praline, and comes in a beautiful presentation box. It is uncertain how many blades and tools are included in each knife, but our experts agree it's the yummiest Swiss Army Knife on the market.




7. Pink Swiss Army Knife


Pink Swiss Army Knife


This Swiss Army Knife is aimed at the female market, and comes equipped with everything a woman could wish for: * nail dryer * 2 x lipsticks - Barbie Pink & Strawberry Crush * mascara applicator * blusher applicator * nail file * scissors * tweezers * toothpick * blade




8. Pink Swiss Army Knife #2



The Classic Pink translucent Swiss Army Knife for the ladies. Nice and compact, only 2 1/4" when closed, and perfect for keeping in dainty little handbags. This features: * blade * nail file with screwdriver tip * scissors * toothpick * tweezers * keyring



9. Swiss Army Peace Knife


Swiss Army Peace Knife


This includes a band-aid dispenser, pill box, disinfectant spray and even a whistle. From designers Qian Jiang, Yiying Wu and Carolina Flores.




10. Origami Swiss Army Knife


Origami Swiss Army Knife


This is the ultimate light-weight Swiss Army Knife, and is ideal for the seasoned traveller. It can be taken on a plane (unlike the metal versions) and is therefore very useful when you get to "Duty Free". Made by Jun Maekawa.



11. Glow in the Dark Swiss Army Knife


Glow in the Dark Swiss Army Knife


The grip shells are fluorescent to create the glowing effect. The knife is 91 mm long and offers 14 different features: * large blade * small blade * corkscrew * can opener with small screw driver * cap lifter with screw driver and wire stripper * reamer * punch * key ring * tweezers * toothpick * scissors * multi-purpose hook (parcel carrier)




12. Swiss Army Knife Man


Swiss Army Knife Man


Costume Includes: * Tunic with attached hood, cork screw and knife sleeves * Silver tool pants * One size fits most men




13. Swiss Army Knife with Flash



The SwissFlash, is a Swiss Army Knife with 16GB USB flash drive and laser pointer. It also includes also a blade, a nail file with screwdriver, scissors, key ring and a retractable ball point pen. Presentations will never be the same again!




14. The Roman Swiss Army Knife


The Roman Swiss Army Knife


Currently found in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. * Only 3in x 6in (8cm x 15cm) * Manufactured between 200 and 300 AD - so stocks may be low. * Spike - may have been used to extract meat from snails. * Spatula * Spoon * Knife * Fork * Blade * Toothpick




15. The "Made in China" Swiss Army Knife


The "Made in China" Swiss Army Knife


Unfortunately, not all copies have "made-in-China" stamped on the bottom. Some of these cleverly copied knives are so well made that only an expert could tell the difference!




16. Giant Swiss Army Knife


Giant Swiss Army Knife


This is the Guinness World Record holder for "the most multifunctional penknife". It weights a hefty 2 lbs, 11 ounces, and is 8.75" wide. Features 85 tools: 1. 2.5” 60% Serrated locking blade 2. Nail file, nail cleaner 3. Corkscrew 4. Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter 5. Removable screwdriver bit adapter 6. 2.5” Blade for Official World Scout Knife 7. Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter 8. Removable screwdriver bit holder 9. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0 10. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1 11. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2 12. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm 13. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm 14. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm 15. Magnetized recessed bit holder 16. Double-cut wood saw with ruler (inch & cm) 17. Bike chain rivet setter, removable 5m allen wrench, screwdriver for slotted and Phillips head screws 18. Removable tool for adjusting bike spokes, 10m hexagonal key for nuts 19. Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with Phillips head screwdriver 20. Removable 10mm hexagonal key 21. Patented locking Phillips head screwdriver 22. Universal wrench 23. Laser pointer with 300 ft. range 24. 1.65” Clip point utility blade 25. Metal saw, metal file 26. 4 mm allen wrench 27. 2.5” blade 28. Fine metal file with precision screwdriver 29. Double-cut wood saw 30. Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges 31. 12/20-Gauge choke tube tool 32. Watch caseback opening tool 33. Snap shackle 34. Telescopic pointer 35. Compass, straight edge, ruler (in./cm) 36. Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver 37. 2.4” Springless scissors with serrated, self-sharpening design 38. Shortix key 39. Flashlight 40. Fish scaler, hook disgorger, line guide 41. Micro tool holder 42. Micro tool adapter 43. Micro scraper-straight 44. Reamer 45. Fine fork for watch spring bars 46. Pin punch 1.2 mm 47. Pin punch .8 mm 48. Round needle file 49. Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle 50. Removable tool holder 51. Multi-purpose screwdriver 52. Flat Phillips head screwdriver 53. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm 54. Spring loaded, locking flat nose nose-pliers with wire cutter 55. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0 56. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1 57. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2 58. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm 59. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm 60. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm 61. Can opener 62. Phillips head screwdriver 63. 2.5” Clip point blade 64. Golf club face cleaner 65. 2.4” Round tip blade 66. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, can opener 67. Golf shoe spike wrench 68. Golf divot repair tool 69. Micro straight-curved 70. Special tool holder 71. Phillips head screwdriver 1.5mm 72. Screwdriver 1.2 mm 73. Screwdriver .8 mm 74. Mineral crystal magnifier, fork for watch spring bars, small ruler 75. Removable screwdriver bit holder 76. Magnetized recessed bit holder 77. Tire tread gauge 78. Reamer/awl 79. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper 80. Special Key 81. Toothpick 82. Tweezers 83. Adapter 84. Key ring 85. Second key ring RESULTS Real : 2, 3, 6, 8, 11, 13, 16 Fake : 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15