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Pill-size keychain blade puts cutting power in your (smallest) pocket

Pill-size keychain blade puts ...
It looks like the head of a pen, but it doesn't pack any ink
It looks like the head of a pen, but it doesn't pack any ink
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Microcarry offers three different types of metal cap
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Microcarry offers three different types of metal cap
It looks like the head of a pen, but it doesn't pack any ink
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It looks like the head of a pen, but it doesn't pack any ink
The Microblade Pill can be clipped to keychains, backpacks, belt loops, etc.
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The Microblade Pill can be clipped to keychains, backpacks, belt loops, etc.
Throw the Pill on your keychain and you'll always have a quick mail/package opener in your pocket 
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Throw the Pill on your keychain and you'll always have a quick mail/package opener in your pocket 
A better look at the Microblade Pill with cap on and off
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A better look at the Microblade Pill with cap on and off
One of the tiniest tiny knives out there
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One of the tiniest tiny knives out there
Forget one, you can pack a bunch of these little blades in your hand or pocket
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Forget one, you can pack a bunch of these little blades in your hand or pocket
The keyring doubles as a sort of grip
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The keyring doubles as a sort of grip
A different kind of EDC knife
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A different kind of EDC knife
Microblade has well surpassed its Kickstarter goal and will begin deliveries later this year if all continues along as planned
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Microblade has well surpassed its Kickstarter goal and will begin deliveries later this year if all continues along as planned

Ever receive a package and have nothing on hand to open it sharper than the keys in your pocket? With the Microblade Pill from Microcarry clipped to your keychain, you'll never experience that problem again. A different style of EDC knife, this capsule-style mini-tool won't cut thick rope or carve wood, but it will slice through packing tape, peel stickers and halve actual pills. It's rallying to victory on Kickstarter now and might just prove the handiest tiny knife in the drawer (or Altoids tin).

We receive plenty of packages here at New Atlas, and sometimes we're so eager to dive into whatever new gadget awaits inside the cubed cardboard walls, we mangle said box open (or at least try) with whatever semi-sharp implement happens to be at arm's length — sometimes a plastic fork from lunch, often a car key, rarely particularly effective. For that reason alone, the Microblade Pill could easily earn a proud place on our keychains, assuming it works.

While any knife could perform the simple tasks expected of the Microblade Pill, this new blade is for those that don't want their pockets sagging with bulky EDC (Every Day Carry). The new mini-tool is about as small and simple as a gadget can get, a metal capsule holding a stubby blade set at a 35-degree bevel angle.

Microblade has well surpassed its Kickstarter goal and will begin deliveries later this year if all continues along as planned
Microblade has well surpassed its Kickstarter goal and will begin deliveries later this year if all continues along as planned

The blade itself is CNC-machined from hardened stainless steel rod, and the cap is machined from buyer's choice of stainless steel, brass or copper, giving it a solid or dual-tone look. A stainless steel spring secures the cap in place, ensuring the owner doesn't lose it in a pocket and inadvertently puncture a thigh.

The included carabiner ring features a quick-clipping closure that easily secures to and removes from keychains and other carry solutions. The ring also serves to improve grip and leverage on the tiny cutter during use.

The Microblade Pill can be clipped to keychains, backpacks, belt loops, etc.
The Microblade Pill can be clipped to keychains, backpacks, belt loops, etc.

Microcarry launched a Microblade Pill Kickstarter campaign in mid-July and has blown many times past its initial £5,000 (approx. US$6,100) goal, with two weeks left to go. A pledge level of £20 ($24) gets you a single Pill (assuming all goes according to plan), and prices per piece go down if you pledge for 2+ units. Regular retail price is estimated at £29 ($35).

In addition to the uses we've already mentioned, Microcarry shows the Pill cutting open plastic wrap, prying off a paint can lid, scratching a lottery ticket and cutting some twine. We're sure buyers will find many other uses for it. Check out the short video below to see some quick clips of it in action.

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Source: Kickstarter

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