The right everyday carry knife is both compact and useful at a moment's notice. Designed for your key ring, the minimal Elko from James Brand fits that description. It packs plenty into its small aluminum frame — which weighs only 1.3 ounces and is just 2.6-inches closed — including a Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade and a stainless steel pry tool that also acts as a bottle opener and flathead screwdriver. The Elko has a serviceable assembly for DIY maintenance. Available in black or silver, the knife arrives in a waterproof pouch that just so happens to be the right size for a smartphone.
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