The Elko is a small, unassuming piece of metal that’s no bigger than your key. In fact, if you look at the picture above, it’s barely longer than the width of your smartphone. It’ll easily fit on your keyring, becoming something you’ll always have with you, right in your pocket. That very quality of it makes the Elko a stellar piece of everyday carry, because it’s literally something you’ll unassumingly carry every day. What does this tiny piece of metal do? It opens out into a rather convenient knife with a 1.7-inch Sandvik 12C27 steel blade that’s more than capable of handling any sort of cutting, shearing, slicing, slitting, and piercing needs you may have. On the opposite end you’ve got yourself a stainless steel prytool too, that lets you do everything from opening bottles, to scraping paint, to even tightening screws. What more could you possibly need!
Ryan Coulter, the founder of James Brand, says that the Elko practically set the benchmark for EDC and the brand by being so incredibly convenient that it would always be on your person. Pair this with a smart, sleek design and you’ve got EDC worth cherishing because it looks remarkable, and performs just the way you want it to… and then recedes into your pocket, almost feeling like it isn’t there anymore.
Designer: The James Brand