It just so happens that the Victorinox Adventurer Swiss Army knife and the Verbatim Tuff n' Tiny USB flash drive fit together perfectly. With some grinding. 


-Victorinox Adventurer Swiss Army knife, or similar 
-Verbatim Tuff n' Tiny USB flash drive

-angle grinder with metal cutting disc
-two part epoxy
-sand paper

Step 1:

First mark where to cut. You will find that the key ring attachment on the flash drive lines up perfectly with the inside curve of the can opener. 

Even though the circle part fits like a glove, you will need to remove other parts of the can opener. I ended up bolting an angle grinder down to a table with plumbers tape. There is probably a better way to do this if you have access to fancy tools. The angle grinder has a metal cutting disc that glides right through tool steel. 

Make sure to keep checking the fit. You dont want to cut away too much material

When youre finished, you should still have the little finger nail hook to open the tool. 

Sorry, but I think that the can opener can be easily converted also in a cut hook (for belts and strips and blisters and so) without losing it primary function of can opener, so I must to prefer a USB Flash attached in the keychain ring than your mod.
This is great. I was only yesterday telling some friends that it wouldn't be long before a USB powered Swiss Army Knife would be made by someone. <br> <br>The future has arrived ; )
they actually have a 32GB one that comes with like a million or less tools on it! might want to never do this, even on ones broken, seeing as Victorinox carries, and honors lifetime warranties on all their products
My initial thought on seeing the project in the email was, that's not going in any USB port I own ans have the weight prematurely crap out the port. I look at the beginning of the instructable I thought maybe this just simply stores the USB in the knife, and one takes it out to use. But no wait they are using epoxy, so it's permanent. Good instructable, but not a project for me.
they sell these &gt;.&lt;
A very nice bit of work. <br>The only question that enters my mind is to wonder who carries just one flash drive?
<br><br> Have done the grinder things many times, hose clamped one to a stanchion<br> on a boat few times. I attach pieces to keep from loosing them.<br><br> Ironically I was in a coffee shop the other day opening a flashdrive with my Swiss Tinker and somebody freaked out. Its a Shame when a tool I carry every<br>day instills fear. Paranoid L.A. folks.
I have the army knife, now I just need a usb drive that small
cheap knife would do better, maybe a knockoff with a decent quality would do better, seeing as they honor lifetime warranties on them
I like the idea, but for the time spent they make a swiss army knife with a detechable flash drive
yep! that is what inspired the project. But they have only released the flash drive version with a tiny little blade, which is of limited usefulness. <br><br>The pocket knife I modified is a powerful tool that I carry every day. I just couldn't wait for Victorinox to make the next version. <br><br>Plus my brother gave me this tool almost 10 years ago, so its kinda my favorite :)
You've had a Swiss Army Knife for 10 years! Congratulations for that. I tend to lose them every year.<br>
Like t.rohner says... Nice Idea but the weight of the knife and the twisting or levering effect depending on the position of the handle can't be good for the USB socket or the drive. Nicely done mod!
Same problem with the USB bowling ball :P
There is only one problem, you are using the most important tool, the beer bottle operner!
If you can't use one of the other tools to open a beer, you just aren't being creative enough.
Nah, it's the can opener.<br><br>Besides, you can open a beer bottle with any tool of a swiss army knive... (maybe not with the tootpick ;-)<br><br>Nice idea, but with the weight of the knive and the leverage, it's a little dangerous for the USB ports.
Ah, do not fear my friend, fore can opener has been modified. The beet bottle opener remains safely on the other side of the tool.
Technically, you could use the flat head screwdriver tool as well, since they're both the same general dimensions. But overall screwdrivers are more useful and with a little knowledge of leverage you could use the screwdriver to open a bottle anyway!
Great idea! Love this!
i have one old swiss knife and i will try to do this <br>Nice project
Hey, cool! i'd love to see pictures when you finish
Neat idea, I like this!

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