Out of Doors

THE CUTTING EDGE

Ever since the advent of the Swiss army knife, mankind has sought to fit more and more tools into smaller and smaller devices. The latest triumph of ingenuity over simplicity is the i-Quip, which puts an extraordinary number of traditional gadgets--and quite a few new ones--into a compact design. The i-Quip is divided into two separate pods: one holds quotidian tools (blades, scissors, screwdrivers, etc.), the other such high-tech necessities as a digital compass, a barometer, a clock, a flashlight and an altimeter. INVENTOR Imperial Schrade Corp. AVAILABILITY Now, $250 TO LEARN MORE www.schradeknives.com

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