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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Best Swiss-card clone I've seen – The Complete Emergency Kit Card for Travellers (11-Piece Set) Reviews

posted by dev_null on 08/15/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
- Ballpoint pen is easy to write with - Scissors are quite sharp - My goodness it's cheap! - Slightly smaller than a credit card (lengthwise)
Cons:
- edge of knife is not very well defined; you could end up using the wrong edge - knife blade wobbles a bit in the plastic handle - a bit hard to see the ruler markings unless you tilt it against the light - it's a bit thick, 5 times thicker than a card, but i guess anything thinner will compromise the build quality even more.
Other:
- If your pen doesn't seem to work after some mad scribbling (as was the case with mine), light a match and put the ball point over (but not touching) the flame. - You'd probably want make the knife edge more pronounced/sharper. And don't use it for heavy-duty jobs - Not sure if I'll be putting that ear-pick into my ear though ;) - Another thing about the knife: it slides out a bit too easily compared to the other tools. this may/may not be a problem depending on how you carry it.
Bottomline:
Not something to pack in your carry-on; leave it for your check-in luggage. Great alternative to the regular swiss army pocket knife

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