4.23.2006

$20,000 and all you get is one wheel



But it's one hell of a wheel. The 20 G suitcase is incredible--arguably the finest in the world. What would you expect? "I'd expect $19,000 change," quipped one cynic as the revolutionary (and immensely costly) Henk suitcase was unveiled. Its engineering elegant. Each case consists of 500 separate parts (more than 22 of them moving), fashioned variously from red Italian burl, black ebony, horse hair, magnesium, aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, parachute fabric and the finest leathers. Its mechanisms are smooth, ingenious. Depress an ebony button on the handle, pull up the handle, and two 6 1/4" diameter wheels emerge noiselessly from louvered doors within the case, like landing gear emerging from an airplane. When fully deployed, these sit 10 1/4" off centerline, giving the case so fine a balance that, when pulled, it feels almost weightless.

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