Imagine carrying in your wallet a pocket knife scaled down to the size and shape of a credit card. That’s what you get with the SwissCard Classic by Victorinox, makers of the Swiss Army Knife.

Weighing in at less than an ounce, the SwissCard Classic is ready to help with everyday tasks and occasional emergencies. The Classic packs 8 removable tools into its 3.2-inch long/0.177-inch high body: scissors, emergency blade/letter opener, pressurized ballpoint pen, nail file, 2.5 mm screwdriver, stainless steel pin, tweezers, and a toothpick (there’s also a 7-inch ruler high-raised on the case). Cut string or a hard-to-open bag of pretzels, open a letter, jot down a note, pull out a splinter, measure that fish you just caught, screw your eyeglass frame back together, smooth out a hangnail, slice cheese and a baguette...

The implements are made in Switzerland from high-quality steel. The blade is sharp, the scissors accurate; everything does the job it’s been designed for. Keep it in your wallet or purse, throw it in your rucksack, stow it in the car’s glove compartment. And it makes a great gift. Comes in a transparent Blue, Black or Red case that allows you to see the tools nestled inside. $30. www.swissarmy.com