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Class IV Grenade Pen
After the initial disappointment at learning it was only a 'Class Four' and not a Model 634, or something, Q says, “Three clicks arms the four second fuse. Another three disarms it.”
Obviously Bond does the old three clicks, and how long did you say the fuse was trick, but it is a brilliantly piece of script writing because unlike many trips to Q Branch, where the jokes are just lumped in, some thought was clearly put into this Act because it all seemed to flow naturally.
As was proven when you learn, this scene was devised so that Q could utter his immortal line, “Oh, grow up 007.”
They even manage to emphasise it.
Bond: “They always said the pen was mightier than the sword.”
Q: “Thanks to me, they were right.”