I was using this last week. In fact, there probably aren't many weeks when I don't. It's invaluable for when you're preparing presentations that involve foamboard, or when you're installing graphics for an exhibition, say.
And it's got me pondering about the longevity of it's presence in my list of essential equipment. Because I bought this scalpel handle when I was an art student. And it's been with me ever since.
Who would have thought it? Because at the time (and, yes, I know it was a long time ago), the most important tools of the trade were the Rotring Rapidograph and Letraset. Those and your trusty type rule.
All swept away by the Apple Mac, of course. And I suspect that designers of a certain age go misty eyed when recalling their first Mac. So much so, that they seem to never want to let them go. Just in the last couple of months I've seen the Mac Classic reborn both as a studio clock and as a radio.
But what of today's design students? What single piece of equipment will you still be using in 30 years time?