There are a lot of useful gadgets out there that we’d like to bring with us all the time. One of them tools is the pocket knife popularly known as the Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army knife is a very useful gizmo, but when you jack up its price and make it the most expensive pocket knife, then it becomes totally useless. I’m sure you’re sane enough not to have a single scratch on it. It’ll probably just sit beside your nicely framed certificate for participating in a Golf tournament (assuming you didn’t win).
A Swiss army knife is a tool that every guy wouldn’t mind having in their pocket. It became very popular among the U.S. Army at the end of the Second World War. GIs bought these knives in huge numbers at PX stores in Military bases. It was actually the U.S. Army who coined the name “Swiss Army Knife” since it was quite difficult for them to say its German name, Schweizer Offiziersmesser, same reason why we call the ex-Governator, Arny! Even Richard Dean Anderson wouldn’t be able to ”MacGyver” his way out to pronouncing its real name.
So, how will they make the Swiss army knife more expensive? Will they built-in a tiny “Jedi” lightsaber or will they fit in a Ducati 1199 Panigale somewhere in there for you to just fold out everytime your Ferrari runs out of gas?
Apparently, Victorinox launched a limited edition Swiss army knives back in 2007 to celebrate its 120th anniversary. The Victorinox Swiss army Platinum Diamond Knife is based on the 74mm Executive-type Victorinox army knife. Its shells are made of pure platinum 950, inset lengthwise with 430 flawless diamonds (making it capable of cutting glass as well – theoretically) with a total weight of approximately 4 carats. All tools are elaborately decorated with diamond engraving - except the tweezers. Tools included are: Large Blade, Small Blade, Nail File and Nail Cleaner, Scissors, Ring, Tweezers, and Orange-Peeler with Screwdriver.
Victorinox made only 120 pieces of these remarkable Swiss army knives worldwide, including ones in yellow gold. The set also included a serial number engraved on the blade, a solid gold or platinum chain, and a unique platinum Bonfort case. The whole set was sold for a staggering amount of $75,000 making it the most expensive Swiss army knife ever.