WildCard wallet pocket knife has a removable blade for TSA approval

Pocket knives are extremely useful yet prohibitively bulky compared to the slim wallets and smartphones used on a daily basis. As such, they can feel a bit uncomfortable to carry around or easily get lost.

Nate Barr, the inventor of the PocketMonkey multi-tool, has created its spiritual successor: the WildCard. Its main draw is the serrated-edge pocket knife built around proprietary FlyOff Technology. This technology replaces the commonplace pin most knives pivot on, saving the space necessary to make the WildCard just 2mm thick — as thick as an average credit card. Blade guards and the single-angled side ensure users won’t accidentally cut themselves while they use it.

The WildCard’s signature feature is a removable blade that can be taken off in advance of an airport trip and be replaced inexpensively if lost. In addition, the WildCard features a bottle opener, pry bar, and ruler. And just like the PocketMonkey, users will undoubtedly find new uses for it. Backers can grab a WildCard for $25, due to ship December 2015. The $20,000 campaign goal is looking to be funded by November 4th, 2015.

Muli-tools have a proven track record of versatility and this hardened stainless steel variant ups the ante boasting its ultra-slim construction. Its intelligent design is well worth the price of admission and the addition of its other features are definitely welcome. It’s a huge upgrade from the similar, but not as well designed, Quickey.

Nicholas Echevarria currently calls Shanghai home but is a Brooklyn native at heart. He writes about lifestyle, tech, and design and, whenever he gets the chance, indulges his addiction to biking and Hearthstone. Check out some more of his work at