We’ve all been there before: your package arrives in the mail and you have nothing to open it with. It’s times like these we reach for the closest sharp object in the vicinity: a pair of scissors, a letter opener, an untrimmed fingernail. In my case? You guessed it. A Swiss Army knife.

However, the Dagr is definitely one to add to the EDC list. Made by Calvin Laituri, a father and son design team, this tiny knife can be easily carried for those impromptu cutting ceremonies.

The Dagr has two distinct modes: one being screwed on and totally safe, the other being unscrewed and sharper than a politician’s tongue on a bad day.

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dagr

When closed, the Dagr is a tiny tube which can be hung from a keyring. You can fiddle with it, use it to press germ-infested elevator buttons, or simply use it to hold your keys.

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The real use of the Dagr reveals itself when the tube is unscrewed, showcasing the .5” long and .07” thick blade hidden inside. It can easily cut through materials like paper and cardboard, but it can also slice thicker things like leather and lanyard cord.

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dagr
dagr

You can use the unscrewed blade on its own, or you can flip it over and screw it to the other half of the tube to give it a longer grip.

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dagr

Both the cap and blade are CNC turned from a mix of 304 stainless steel and grade 5 titanium, two high grade materials used to make heavy duty tools. The blade can also be grinded on a whetstone should it start to dull from all those packages you got from Amazon.

You can find more on the Dagr’s specs and features on its Kickstarter page. It isn’t short on funding, however. As of this writing the micro cutter’s initial $1,000 goal has been accomplished now pushing up over $60,000. I guess a lot of people really do need a cutting tool ready at hand.

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Carlos wrestles gators, and by gators, we mean words. He also loves good design, good books, and good coffee.