@_hm: One way to mitigate this is to get mutliple of this knives and gift it to persons you love most.
What? Give my wife a very sharp knife? I think not LOL. I also have the gun safe in our house set up that only I know the code (call me a scardy-cat if you will LOL)
But I knwo what you mean -- When I went to Norway a couple of years ago to give the keynote at the FPGA Forum, I took three of these knives to give as gifts for the guys that had helped me out. I think they liked them.
@David: ... can I suggest also that if you get another one, get a bit of chain and connect it to the loop on the knife, and to one of those mini-karabiner things so you can clip it onto a belt so it can't get lost!
Not a bad idea -- I might look into that -- but it hadn't got lost for the 2 or 3 years it was in my posession -- my son had his hands on it for 30 seconds and it ended up at the bottom of a lake ....
@David: Now the AU$ is a bit less than the US$ (about 93c) so $3.25 in the US should mean that we pay A$3.50 for one. We pay A$ 4.95...
Bummer. To be honest, I hadn;t realized that JayCar was a 100% Australian entity -- I thought they had a presence in the USA -- I just discovered my pistake this morning when I read an email from them sayinmg my package containing the multimeters had been dispatched from Australia (I hope I don't get hit by customs)
@Elizabeth...sorry, I should have looked a bit further. Element 14 Aus has 3 of them, two (like yours and the $10 one) are identical but different prices, and the other one differs in that it has a set of allen (hex) keys in it, but it is around $16.
I have one of those Tenma multimeters - bigger than the one above but thinner (10.8 mm vs 26 mm) but I think it is a bit higher quality than Jaycar's mini ones. But it is a fair bit more money ($16, even if you buy 99999999 of them :-) But I also notice that the Tenma has auto power-off after 30 minutes - a VERY nice feature in a DMM.
Have fun with them!
(Thinks - I should hit Element 14 and Jaycar up for some commission :-)