Reader Jason emailed us a link to this most extreme 85-blade “knife” supposedly called the “Giant Knife Version 1.0” and we couldn’t help passing it on — even if it does look more like the work of Photoshop than Wenger (the people who bring you the venerable Swiss Army knives).
On a more realistic note, though, Wenger, has finally updated the basic shape and form factor of the Swiss Army knife, calling it the Evo. (Think Chris Rock from Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: “Harley-Davidson gonna sue somebody!”)
Update: Boing Boing says the knife’s going for $1,200 and isn’t a joke. Still hard to believe, though.
From Reader Comments: Reader Todd suggests that it’s probably “a one-off demo showcase that displays the various tools the company can put into a knife and not a product that will be mass-produced.”
Another Update: It’s real. We imagine it’ll be a collectors item for sure.
The new Evo features a sculpted shell designed to better fit in your hand and to better enclose the blades and other associated tools. Or, as the Wenger flacks say:
“…the ergonomic shape not only makes holding and using our knives easier, it creates a sleek, thoroughly modern and sculpted look that’s attracting attention wherever Evo is used — from the rugged slopes of the Alps to the basement workshop.”
Before you go all Von Trapp on us you should be aware that only six of Wenger’s knives are currently available in Evo versions. According to the press release, though, Evo’s the face of things to come for the Swiss Army line.