Micro Knife 180 bills itself as the modern version of the Swiss Army Knife. They say it looks like (and is as thin as) a credit card, but when you fold Micro Knife 180, it reveals a 2.5-inch steel blade that cuts through cardboard, veggies, and more (but hopefully not your finger).
But is Micro Knife 180 really a “cut” above the rest? Let’s examine their claims and see if it lives up to the hype.
The Micro Knife 180 Pitch
This product is primarily aimed at guys who like cool gadgets or the idea of having a knife with them at all times but don’t want something bulky in their pocket. They attempt to sell you on its compact size and the fact that it fits into an ordinary wallet. To show you how sharp Micro Knife 180 is, they cut through the tough skin of an inflated football.
How Micro Knife 180 Works
Micro Knife 180 looks like something Batman might have in his utility belt or (more likely) wallet. They boast the blade is made from surgical steel, is 2.5-inches long and thinner than a nickel. When it’s in “safe” mode, Micro Knife 180 is rectangular, about the size of a credit card, and weighs 13 grams.
Then, when it’s time to cut some veggies or slash some cardboard, unsnap the blade and fold the polypropylene plastic body around the base; this creates a handle for the knife that they say is easy to grip. When done, they instruct you to return it to safe mode and put back in your wallet or purse for next time. They add Micro Knife 180 is waterproof, so it won’t rust and can be easily cleaned off with water.
Micro Knife 180 Costs… HOW Much?
At least $17.99 (billed as $10 plus $7.99 S&H) for 2; however, if you’re not careful, you could order 4 knives (pitched as “Buy 2 Get 2”). This is the default option in the shopping cart and they charge you an additional $7.99 in S&H to boot. So, unless you change it from “Yes” to “No” you will be billed $25.98 and receive 4.
There is a 60-day money back guarantee (minus shipping/handling and return postage) for Micro Knife 180. There is also a 60-day limited manufacturer warranty, but you must pay an additional $7.99 in fees to receive a replacement. Ouch!
Bottom Line: Is Micro Knife 180 a Scam?
Micro Knife 180 may indeed cut stuff and fit in a wallet, but:
- Don’t hurt yourself – Micro Knife 180 cautions you to handle it with care and that bending it may cause it to break.
- Do you really need 4? If you decide to order, check the “No” button in your shopping cart.
- Although it claims to be a modern Swiss Army Knife, it’s really just one 2.5 –inch blade with one use. (There’s no bottle opener or corkscrew.)
- Tristar Products, the company that sells Micro Knife 180 currently has a C- rating from the BBB with 940 complaints in the last 3 years (as of Oct 2014).
- The 60-day limited warranty requires an additional fee of $7.99 to replace the Micro Knife 180.
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