The right everyday carry knife is both compact and useful at a moment's notice. Designed to be small enough for a keyring but strong enough to use everyday, 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 black 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 completely blacked out or with titanium scales, and arrives in a waterproof pouch that just so happens to be the right size for a smartphone.
Handmade in an ethical, family-run factory in León, Mexico, Nisolo's Andres is a versatile, all-weather boot that has you covered regardless of the conditions. The style pictured features a water-resistant, natural oil based and vegetable tanned leather upper, 1.25" heel, a gusseted tongue, and a Vibram 430 mini lug sole that is built to last and grip any terrain you encounter. And just like all Nisolo products, the Andres is made with sustainability in mind and available for a fair price. Available in three colorways.
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