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What do you do if you’re a big fan of multi-tools and want to share with others? You open a museum, of course. And if you can’t afford a big building with security, parking, and a gift shop, you pony up $10 for a domain registration and take your joy online.

While I’ll admit that this small and (according to the “about” page) very personal project isn’t exactly updated every day, there’s some fun information there — especially if you’re a fan of vintage tools.

My favorite section: the vintage multi-tool pliers page, which includes something called the Oscar Barnett Pliers Knife. It’s about as un-Skeletool as you can imagine, resembling a standard pocketknife. Ejecting a handle allows you to separate pliers from the end of the knife, opening and closing them carefully. What looks like a standard drop-point blade and an awl accompany the pliers.

There’s some other fun stuff, too, like documentation of Victorinox’s pink Swiss Army knives (made in partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure people), some really interesting history of World War II “escape knives,” plus a number of custom multi-tools. The bottom line: It’s a great time killer site. In fact, I need to get back to work.

The Multi-Tool Museum [Multi-Tool.org]

 

4 Responses to The Multi-Tool Museum: Victorinervana

  1. Bob in IL says:

    An excellent multitool site is http://www.multitool.org which contains reviews, photo galleries, and active multitool forums.

  2. Shalin says:

    Awesome! This makes me wonder if there’s a site called “tool porn”… just like food porn.com, etc. – drool-worthy, astounding photographs of tools…

    –S

  3. PutnamEco says:

    Re:
    Shalin says:

    This makes me wonder if there’s a site called “tool porn”.
    ———-
    Beware “rule 34” !!

    Flickr.com has a few interesting groups of tool related pictures. like /groups/toolporn/ and of course the toolmonger pool, /groups/toolmonger/

  4. Chris W says:

    For a really old multi tool see this 1800 year old beauty made of silver and iron.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1247230/The-Roman-Army-Knife-Or-ingenuity-Swiss-beaten-1-800-years.html

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