This Insane Pocket Knife Puts All Other Blades to Shame

Lesser knives will run screaming from this 1880 German pocket monster.

Back in the days of yore, people were tougher because they had to be. As such, so were their weapons. We’re not talking nukes or firepower, but sheer, rugged machinery. This impulse couldn’t be more apparent than in this German pocket knife from the nineteenth century, which looks like a severed appendage of Edward Scissorhands. 

Created by the Holler Firm, this intricate pocket knife originally sat on display in a New York City storefront window. Today, it’s part of the Smithsonian’s collection, where you can ogle at its 100 functions, which include a pinfire revolver, straight razor, cigar cutter, scissors, pen, corkscrew, and too many more to name.

If you’d like to catch a glimpse of this fearsome thing, it’s currently on display through the fall of 2015 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.