There are a large number of things that every office should have. Obviously, staples like pens, tape, sticky notes and scissors make the list, but what about a letter opener that does double – no- quadruple – duty?
I was recently introduced to the Tiletto, a letter opener that is made from grade 5 titanium that also works are a flat head screwdriver, a hex wrench, and a Phillips-head screwdriver. You read that right. See the picture below:
Because it’s titanium, you can also use it as a pry bar, in case you lost your staple remover yet again. And, its straight sides make it a handy way to draw a straight line, for those of you who don’t feel like digging through your top desk drawer looking for a ruler. (Oh wait, that’s just me.)
Why do I think this is so cool? You have no idea how many times my husband asks me where he last put one of his screwdrivers. They seem to be the tools that he loses them most. Apparently, because I keep track of seemingly everything else, he thinks I know where they are kept as well. With this I can point to my pen cup and say, “Here, use my letter opener!” Sure, he’ll look at me strangely at first, but he’ll figure it out. My point here is: it’s always good to have a multi-purpose tool on hand. The Tiletto is the letter-opener equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife, minus the toothpick, unless you like the taste of titanium.
The Tiletto comes in two different varieties, depending on whether you prefer the metric system or standard U.S. inches:
Inch-Calibrated Version: 9/16″, 1/2″, 7/16″, 5/16″, and a 1/4 inch hex-bit driver in the center.
Millimeter-Calibrated Version: 13mm, 12mm, 10mm, 8mm, and a 1/4 inch hex-bit driver in the center.
The Tiletto is currently available on Kickstarter, where its campaign ends on April 1st. You have your choice of a inch-calibrated model, a millimeter-calibrated model, or one of each. It’s overall dimensions are 7 inches by 1 inch by 1/16th of an inch. Basically, it’s small enough to keep anywhere on your desk, but large enough so that it won’t get lost amongst your files and other paperwork.
If I still haven’t convinced you of the Tiletto’s coolness, here’s one last look: