Courtesy of a chance encounter with a devoted reader at the NRA annual meeting, I received an example of the Choate Car Rescue Tool in the mail the other day. This seems to me to be extremely well designed and made and something that ought to be in the driver's side door pocket or attached to the visor of every vehicle. Seatbelt slasher, window puncher, ice scraper and Phillips head screw driver, it also makes a darn fine improvised fighting tool. I have long been impressed with the quality of Choate rifle stocks, owning three of them. I am going to be trying out one of these on my Polytech M14S "China Doll."
Also, I own three of these Choate Executive Letter Openers:
From the description:
Made of exotic fiberglass filled plastic. These letter openers can be driven through 1/2 inch plywood with minimal damage, needing only to be resharpened. Measure 1 3/16 inch wide, 7 3/4 inch long and blade length of 4 1/2 inch.Weight only 2 ounces. These letter openers can be carried under a watch band, in a sock, shirt or jacket. It can also be worn on a lightweight cotton string around the neck or taped anywhere on the body.
A useful tool in our increasingly metal detector-filled world. I can conceive of several uses for such a tool opening up regime "letters" in the future world they hypothesize for us.