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Monday, 16 November 2015


The term "Swiss Army Knife" was coined and popularized by United States soldiers around World War II. The soldiers had trouble pronouncing the original name of "Schweizer Offiziersmesser" (Swiss Officer's Knife) and thus began calling the multi-tool a "Swiss Army Knife".

Victorinox, the manufacturer of the Swiss Army Knife, lost 40% of its business as a result of the 9/11 attacks.

Glenn Close framed the knife that her character used to try to kill Michael Douglas in Fatal Attraction, and it’s hanging in her kitchen.

It's legal to carry a switchblade in Missouri if you only have one arm.

Russian special forces use a knife that fires a bullet out of the bottom of the hilt—the user must hold the blade to shoot it.

As a part of the "Five Articles of Faith", the Sikh is required to carry a curved dagger at all times. This is specifically for the defense of the innocent and those in peril.

The dagger found in Tutankhamun's tomb was made from iron from a meteorite.

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