Video: Hands-On With The Quirky Switch Modular Pocketknife

We’ve been dreaming of the Quirky Switch for months now, ever since it was first announced back in April, 2010 and now that dream is a reality. The Quirky Switch is basically a modular pocket knife that lets you create three sizes of knife using various pieces. I got a unit and discovered that this thing is truly DIY with a full complement of add-ons including a pen, a bottle opener, and various screwdrivers, that you actually have to screw together using your bare wit and weak little pinchers.

I got a huge kick out building this thing and while the price, at $79, is a little steep, you essentially get three pocket knives for the price of one if you’re careful how you place the pieces.

This model comes with:

The Switch set includes:
– 2 exterior body covers, for encasing the tool attachments.
– 2 slotted caps to hold the tool together, which can be removed with the twist of a quarter to disassemble the unit.
– 3 interior axle assemblies – small (2-6 tools), medium (4-10 tools), and large (7-13 tools) — which can be swapped in and out depending on your desired tool width.
– 18 tool attachments: Basic Blade, Serrated Blade, Woodsaw, Bottle Opener/Flathead, Can Opener/Wire Stripper, Scissors, Nail File, Flathead Screwdriver, Phillips-Head Screwdriver, Eyeglass Flathead Screwdriver, Eyeglass Phillips-Head Screwdriver, Magnifying Lens, Corkscrew, Wrench, Pen, Magnet, Tweezers, L.E.D. Flashlight.

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