Everyday Carry

Trending: The James Brand Elko

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Bernard Capulong
Trending: The James Brand Elko

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that the trending item for Minimalist Monday comes from The James Brand, who have consistently brought simple, practical, and beautifully designed EDC products to market. The Elko is their take on a multi-purpose keychain knife, offering similar functionality, light weight, and durability as other Swiss alternatives. 

The Elko's 1.8" blade sports hardy Carpenter CTS-BD1 steel and a wider blade shape to handle more tasks than a slimmer pen knife. It deploys with an elongated thumb hole/nail nick as a slip joint, making it a viable option for EDCers who can't carry locking knives. Anodized aluminum scales cut down on weight while also giving you plenty of color options to match your gear or to collect. 

Last but not least, its keyring and lanyard attachment point doubles as a flathead screw driver, scraper, and pry bar to spare your blade for rougher tasks. You can pick up this American-made keychain knife in black on black at the link below.

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Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

About the Author
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

Discussion (1 total)

Jason Harbison ·
Just ordered this, in the Moss Green color!!!