Butter-knife money-clip

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14 Responses to “Butter-knife money-clip”

  1. Christopher says:

    I wonder if Uri Geller also makes those. 

  2. J Sullivan says:

    You know he’ll be able to fly 99 times in a row without problems and then the 100th time, he’ll be forced to throw it out at security or miss his flight by some TSA super genius.

  3. HeartlessMachine says:

    I’ve done this several times with old silverware.  For a fork money clip, I heat and bend the tines into curls (still flat, but curled out like a peacock’s tail I guess).  If you have enough strength in your hands, and the utensil is thin enough, you don’t even need tools to make a decent money clip.

  4. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    I use an enormous 4″ long paper clip in the same way.  It was a joke item from a novelty shop.  Never fails to bring comments, and it works perfectly.  The advantage to using a clip rather than a wallet is it discourages hoarding stuff in your pockets and forces you to sort out your accumulated paper litter regularly.

  5. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    I just don’t trust money clips not to lose things.  Plus if you pull some bills out you need hold on to all the other bills and cards.  I prefer the security of a wallet.

    • penguinchris says:

      I agree. So I found a better solution.

      My phone is slightly smaller than an iPhone. In Bangkok I found a nice leather pouch designed to fit an iPhone – for $3 – and my phone came with a form-fitting neoprene pouch, which fits inside the iPhone pouch. 

      So the phone goes in the neoprene pouch, which goes into the leather pouch. Outside the neoprene pouch there is room for several cards, but I typically just carry my driver’s license and a credit card. Easily accommodates things like NYC metrocards and the like. I typically carry some cash too, but I just put that in my pocket without a clip, works fine. Cash would fit inside the pouch too actually.

      You can find similar things with card slots on the outside… I like my solution better, but I’m sure there’s a better design out there that I haven’t seen yet.

  6. awjt says:

    Man, that’s a lot of bread!

  7. Does he keep in in a Carny Roll like Penn Gillette says he does?

    • Ace says:

       First time I’ve heard this called a “Carny roll”, I’ve always known the term as a “chicago bankroll”, defined as:

      A bankroll consisting of a large number of singles rolled over with one 20, which one might chuck in one direction when about to be mugged, while simultaneously running in the other direction.

  8. John Thomas says:

    Where do the coins go?

  9. Abigail Coe says:

    Cory, please can we see a picture of your spoon handle ring?

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