miniatures from different decades and places
There are many interesting miniature knives made over the years. To be called a functional miniaturization it must have implements with a blade or functions that can be used. On the picture you
see some miniature knives that I have collected just for fun and for the knife interest. I show them on the side with a 58mm Classic type with the SD tip on the file. It also got an LED light, scissors, knife blade and tweezers all in this little 58mm Classic
Category. This model got the translucent scales in a SwissLite Rubin configuration. In other words it is a very useful model to have on a keychain for example. It is for me a miniaturization of the well-known Swiss knives. It is a Swiss knife and it is made
This category of knives fit very well into the EDC type of philosophy and very well in combination with larger pocket knives with more functions too. To make functional miniaturization
is an art and to be able to fit the demands people have is there. There is a balance between how small and delicate a product can be before it no longer can have functionality that is comfortable enough for EDC. They are made to be used and they can be sharpened.
The scissors are durable and the slim little blade can be used for the small things. It is easy to sharpen them when you need. This one is an unused knife. They are easy to sharpen with an abrasive that is extra fine. 800 grit diamond stones or ceramic stones
can also be used. That is important because some would believe that such small knives are not designed to be used and that is not correct. For sure I prefer larger knives and SAKs but they are made for use over time and you can do regular maintenance on these
just like the larger categories require.
The 58mm Classic category can be used with good results
for people. When it comes to the selection of miniature knives in the box it is a bit different. Some of them are made as souvenirs and fun knives that can be for a talk subject or memory. It is fun and it awakens the interest in knives. Some are just miniaturizations
of larger knives and made to give an impression of such. The knife blades can be used and they can actually be sharpened. It speaks for itself that many are too small to have any functionality or have the comfortable use for people. The 58mm category made
by Victorinox is probably the smallest pocket knives that is versatile that can be called functional miniaturization designed for use every day in the world. At least for me it is the icon of a versatile knife in a small package.