Ever wish you could roll-your-own Swiss Army knife, carrying just what you need when you need it? Meet the Switch Modular Pocket Knife ($80). Born from the hivemind of quirky, the Switch includes two exterior body covers, two slotted caps to hold everything together, three interior axles that range from small (2-6 tools) to large (7-13 tools), and 18 tool attachments, including screwdrivers, a bottle opener, a saw, various blades, a flashlight, and even a 1GB USB memory stick — making it one of the most versatile and most geeky multi-tools you can buy. Snap out of the standard pocket tool fare.
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Clean design isn't an attribute you'd normally associate with multi-tools, but then again, you've never seen one quite like the Gerber Fit ($50). Hidden within its smooth, compact body is a 25 lumen LED flashlight, a large locking main screwdriver with interchangeable bit, additional micro flathead and cross drivers for small electronics, a partially serrated blade, scissors, and a bottle opener — everything the modern man might need in one stylish package.
Want to carry a knife but don't feel like adding any extra bulk to your already crowded pockets? Check out the CardSharp (£15; roughly $23). Thanks to its ingenious folding design, the CardSharp is the same size as a credit card, yet offers a 65mm stainless steel blade, and folds up securely for travel. A bit of advice: make sure it's not in your wallet the next time you're heading into the TSA line.
Who said you had to be at home to enjoy the precision of a Shun blade? The Shun Higo Nokami Gentleman's Knife ($100) lets you bust out your culinary cutting skills wherever the need arises, with a locking foldout six-inch blade made from high-carbon stain-resistant VG-10 steel, a resin-infused PakkaWood handle with an inlaid silver and brass samurai family crest emblem, and an included black lacquer box with leather sheath. Good for cutting everything from steak to sushi.