KNIVES: The Tekna Security Card “Don’t be Caught Without it”

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Tekna Security Card Blade Extended

You may remember the Tekna Security Card and the above catchphrase from ads in Soldier of Fortune Magazine and American Survival Guide back in the 80’s. I wasn’t old enough back then to buy one (plus I was a poor kid with no cash) but I really wanted one.

So when I recently had a chance to buy a few brand new in the box 80’s vintage Tekna Security Cards from a guy I met on a knife forum I jumped on it and bought three. It took about 20 years but now I have a few brand new, in the box Tekna Security Cards.

The Tekna Security Card is close to the size of a credit card, about 4 times thicker and weighs 1.5 ounces. The body is made of (a quote from the instruction card) “tough structural resin” whatever that is (it sort of feels like aluminum) with a 1.75 inch stainless steel blade that manually slides straight out the front of the handle.

The blade locks in the extended and closed position, to release just press down on a small paddle and push forward or to the rear.

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Tekna Security Card Front and Back View

It is a clever little knife that probably doesn’t have many practical applications, but it is sort of a cool “spy/tradecraft” type tool that could have some uses as a concealed knife. Practical uses aside, after all this time I am happy just to add it to my knife collection.

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Tekna Security Card, the Watch is for size comparison

Tekna went under in 1990 but the Tekna name and patents were bought by a dive gear company called TEKTITE in 2004, you can pick one up on the TEKTITE website.

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Tekna Security Card

Tekna Security Card 21.95 TEKTITE website

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James G is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long. He spends his off time in Indonesia and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns and writing poorly written articles.