Credit Card Survival Tool

Two months ago I highlighted the classic multi-tasking Swiss Army Knife. If that isn’t to your liking and seems a bit too bulky, you may want check out the Credit Card Survival Tool. As the name and picture suggest, this thing is the size of a credit card and includes eleven tools. It does have nine less tools than the Swiss Army Knife, but try fitting that knife into your wallet.

The Credit Card Survival Tool is a tiny multi-tasker that can really come in handy. Below is the a diagram highlighting each tools function.

(via Cool Tools)

13 Comments for “Credit Card Survival Tool”

  1. posted by Mike on

    How about 10 tools and a lanyard hole. Good to have maybe but not much of a tool…

  2. posted by Jacki Hollywood Brown on

    Does it come in a Left-handed model… for us lefties it’s very difficult to use the can opener!

  3. posted by Killian on

    Does anyone know if this is TSA Approved?

  4. posted by Matt on


    You’re right the lanyard isn’t much of a “tool.”


    I seriously doubt this thing would make it through airport security.

  5. posted by Bill on

    I have one of these and leave it in a drawer. It is covered with sharp edges and I am not convinced that it won’t eat its way out of the wallet and into my femoral artery. Also, with its plastic case, an absolute necessity, it is about as thick as a half a dozen credit cards, and will make your wallet too large for carry on.

  6. posted by Melinda on

    I was going to ask, then Bill answered: What about all those sharp edges? I’m not sure I want one of those in my wallet.

  7. posted by black rabbit on

    I thought about getting one of these things, but since I ditched the wallet in favor of a money clip (bills, license, ATM card), I settled on a Utilikey:

    It’s even smaller, and while it’s not TSA approved, I’ve, uh, heard from a friend that it’ll make it through security.

  8. posted by Morfydd on

    I have the little key, but find it stiff to get off the keyring, and rarely use it. I’m kind of in love with this, though:

  9. posted by Patrick Kelso on

    My fiancee has something similar to this, the Swiss Army Card by Victorinox. She carries it around in her bag everywhere and hasn’t hurt herself on it though it has less tools overall it also hasn’t got sharp edges. It’s made it through airport security once and been denied once, unfortunately after she had checked her bags, she then had to mail it home to herself.

    It is quite handy and we use it often usually for the tweezers or the scissors.

  10. posted by Christine on

    I am getting this for my husband! Thank you!

  11. posted by Holli on

    How do you use the direction ancillary indication. Maybe this is a “duh” question, but the thing didn’t come with instructions.

  12. posted by Sparky on

    I also have the credit card tool by Victorinox. I think it’s much more useful – no sharp edges, and tools you actually need in your everyday life. If you’re going camping, you’re not gonna bring a “credit card” tool – you’ll bring the ‘real’ one. But when you’re going to work, you don’t want to bring the real knife pack. You don’t need all of those things. Apart from the can opener, I think everything I need is in the Victorinox – scissors, tweezers, needle, toothpick, blade, light, magnifier, ruler, 4 screwdrivers…
    plus it fits very well into my credit card slot in my wallet.

  13. posted by Funsize on

    If anyone can take over an airplane with one of these, they deserve the damn thing.

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