This 'nasty little Christmas present', as Bond describes it, represents his first state of the art gadget from Q. Issued as standard field equipment to all 'Double-0' agents, the leather case contained a number of unorthodox items: a magnetised tin of talcum powder concealing a tear gas cartridge, a hidden knife, fifty gold sovereigns and ample room to contain a folding sniper's rifle. The case had unique locks, which had to be turned horizontally prior to opening. Failure to do so would result in the tear gas bomb exploding. The case, which saves Bond's life in his battle with Red Grant, remains intact in the archives of Eon Productions in London and Desmond Llewelyn often takes it on publicity tours.
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