3COIL – World’s Smallest Folding Scalpel Blade Multi-tool

London-based design firm 3Coil uses scalpels instead, finding the blades tough, handy and “incredibly useful around the studio,” so decided to design their own version. They came up with the Crane Knife, an elegant and portable folding design. “The “Crane” was the first knife we made, and it proved so useful in our day-to-day lives, we never left home without it. We thought that its small size would mean it would only be used as an emergency back-up, but the more we used it, the more we realized its small size was its main strength – and it is now our ‘go to’ tool for all jobs requiring a sharp edge”. Their folding design solves my biggest gripe about the standard X-Acto, which is that there’s no easy way to put the blade away. The Crane’s convenient folding form factor is a great idea and allows you to safely keep the knife in a pocket.