Friday, June 14, 2024
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REVIEWED: Victorinox SwissCard Lite

Urban emergencies get the red card from this credit-card sized Swiss Army knife

Buy the Victorinox SwissCard Lite

Price at time of review: £25.99

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About the size of a credit card and almost as useful, the SwissCard goes flat-out to impress those who might think the traditional Swiss Army knife a touch too masculine.

Fits in a wallet

Designed to fit in a wallet or purse (in practice it’s a snug fit), the 82×54.5×4.5 mm SwissCard sports a seven-centimetre ruler and packs in a host of implements that are removable, so much easier to use.

Essential stuff

Inside is a small blade, scissors, pin, tweezers, magnifying glass, LED light and an incredibly useful four-way screwdriver. All essential emergency stuff on holiday, but it’s the tiny ballpoint pen that proves the jewel in this tool kit.

No good at altitude

Handy for all kinds of urban emergencies, the only downside is that you’ll have to be separated from the SwissCard at altitude.