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Subject: Re: OT: A few thoughts on gadgets Date: 12/15/2012 7:00 AM
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That would be a Swiss Army Knife like the Tradesman or the Serrated Master ( http://www.wengerna.com/do-it-yourself ) which I carry every day (even sawed a 2X4 in half with the Master one day) but find that I use the toothpick, scissors and tweezers more often than any of the knife blades.
... be by air and nowadays you can't fly with even a tiny knife like this one


DDave,

DW and I were flying from Zurich to the US on September 9, 2001, after buying a several Swiss Army Knives in Lucerne on September 7, 2001. I'll never forget it because she bought me a Rolex at Bucherer later the same day.

When the lovely Swiss lady in the security line at the airport asked us whether we were carrying weapons in our hand baggage, we told her we had a bunch of Swiss Army Knives we were bringing home for gift souvenirs.

She said "if we stopped everyone carrying those knives as Swiss souvenirs, no one would ever make it out of the country," laughed, and waved us through without further adieu.

Of course, everyone knows what happened a couple of days later, on September 11.

Everything associated with travel changed after that.

:-o
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