Today's blog posting is brought to you by the letter K.
While watching Oz the Great and Powerful, I noticed something very unique in both the opening sequence and again in the final battle against the Wicked Witch sisters.
Oscar Diggs (aka: Oz) escapes from a jealous strongman and Evil clown by cutting the rope which secures his balloon to Mother Earth with a most unique knife. Whilst engaged within the funnel cloud of the tornado, before he retrieves his hat, he finds that same knife floating about and retrieves it first.
I was unable to find any still photos showing him and his knife, but when I saw it, I recognized it as one identical to a knife I own.
This is what I call the "knife of a baker's dozen uses." If you think I'm kidding, then watch...
There's a fork and a spoon on either end (that's 2 so far), a can opener & bottle opener (4 down, 9 to go), a wood saw, large blade (that's the one he used to cut the balloon's rope), leather cutter, scissors (4 more and only 5 left), a leather punch, leather sewing needle, file & flat tip screwdriver (that's the part the Head Tinker used to fix the loose screw on the electrical switch) and finally... a corkscrew! 13 uses in a single knife!
Now that's magical and a perfect thing for a wizard to carry on his person. It also makes a fine gift for any Tinker in the Land of Oz!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz