SOG make excellent knives: I know because I had many of them confiscated by the nascent TSA in the early days of the Global War on Terror, that liminal moment when I was still kidding myself that I would remember to empty my pockets of useful tools before boarding a flight.
Since then, I have pieced together a set of backpack tools (a cheap no-name multidriver with some extra bits) and put Widgy's smallest prybar on my keychain (this has evaded airport confiscation for five years, in literally dozens of countries -- and it's got enough of an edge on it to open parcels and difficult packaging, as well as serving as a useful prybar).
But every now and again, I like to play alternate universe and imagine what I would carry if I could either trust myself to reliably put everything confiscatable in checked bag, or if the TSA decided to abandon security theater in favor of real security, and this SOG Key Folding Knife KEY-101 is exactly the sort of thing I would put on my keyring, in a heartbeat, if I didn't have to worry about flushing $10 down the toilet the next time I fly.
It folds neatly and perfectly into a replica housekey, has over 2000 positive reviews, locks open, and comes from SOG, who, as I say, make some damned good knives. Many of the commenters report having successfully taken it through TSA checkpoints, and if you want to buy in bulk, there's His n Hers pink and blue versions at $15/pair (there's also a $9 stealth version that has the same coloration as a default housekey).
My UK publisher, Head of Zeus, has published the official tour schedule for the British tour for Walkaway, with stops in Oxford (with Tim Harford), London (with Laurie Penny), Liverpool (with Chris Pak), Birmingham, and the Hay Literary Festival (with Dr Adam Rutherford). Hope to see you there!
My publicist just found an extra box of the cool promotional Walkaway multitools, and she’s generously offered to give them to the next 100 people to reserve tickets to the May 7th Walkaway event at Chicago’s Royal George Theater, where I’m presenting with CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY creator Max Temkin (current ticket-holders, don’t worry, you get […]
Carol from Cheapass Games writes, “In our continuing quest to bring back the very best classic Cheapass Games, we’re creating a new boxed set of Button Men, our strategy dice combat game. This time around, the characters will appear on cards, rather than pin-back buttons, but since they’re all 1950s era gangsters, the ‘button men’ […]
Bamboo has lots of uses beyond just being panda food. Things like bikes, roads, scaffolding, and musical instruments are made from the fast-growing grass. But unless you are participating in a tropical-themed LARP, you probably wouldn’t want a shirt made from bamboo stalks. So why do bamboo bed sheets make any sense? Because yarn extracted from […]
If you want to work in tech, but don’t have any desire to code web apps to help businesses sell things to other business, you might want to consider a career in cybersecurity. Judging from the apparent complete infiltration of Russian hackers in American cyberspace, it seems fair to speculate that there’s a major shortage of […]
All moms are different. But all moms like getting flowers on Mother’s Day, and that’s a fact (not, however a fact we can document in any fashion.) Instead of getting chewed out for forgetting to call her on the second Sunday of May, you can take care of it ahead of time with Teleflora’s flower […]