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"...a handy penknife with attachments to unlock any lock and undo any knot..." (GF23)

For Christmas in 1994 [Y14], Sirius gave Harry a handy penknife with attachments to unlock any lock and undo any knot (GF23).

  • Harry regretted not having brought the penknife along during the second task, when he had left it locked in his trunk in Gryffindor Tower (GF26).
  • Harry used his penknife to break into Umbridge's office to use her fire to talk to Sirius after seeing Snape's worst memory (OP29).
  • Harry used his penknife to break into Umbridge's office to use her fire to talk to Sirius after having a vision during his final O.W.L. exam of Sirius being tortured in the Department of Mysteries. Unfortunately, Kreacher answered the fire call instead on that occasion (OP32).
  • Harry used his penknife to try to open a door in the Department of Mysteries, but the blade melted away when inserted into the crack between the lock and the door frame (OP34).

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