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The Drop: Huckberry x The James Brand Elko Acetate Knife

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Chris Van Hoven
The Drop: Huckberry x The James Brand Elko Acetate Knife

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

If you’re anything like me, you’d prefer to carry one tool that does everything you need instead of a collection of tools that just end up weighing you down. Outdoor experts Huckberry have teamed up with knife makers The James Brand to produce the Elko Acetate knife. This exclusive collaboration combines the best characteristics of both brands into one sleek and functional tool that can serve as your do-it-all daily driver.

The Elko is a compact and lightweight keychain knife with a 1.7” drop point blade made from Swedish-made Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, which offers high hardness, good wear resistance, and excellent edge retention. The blade makes short work of paper, cardboard, plastic, or even food items, making it a handy companion for everyday use.

But the blade isn’t the only thing that makes the Elko stand out. The handle is made from smokey tortoise cellulose acetate, a hand-built material renowned for its rich tones and beautiful finish, and one you may have seen in high-end glasses frames. This material is exclusive to Huckberry and gives the knife a unique and elegant look that sets it apart from other knives on the market.

The handle also doubles as a bottle opener, a screwdriver, and a pry tool, making the Elko a multi-functional tool that can help you with various tasks around the house, in the office, or on the go. Whether you need to open a package, tighten a screw, pop open a cold one, or pry open a stubborn lid, it covers all the bases.

The Elko also comes with a titanium keyring that allows you to attach it to your keys, lanyard, pocket, bag, or backpack. The knife's slim profile and lightweight design make it easy to carry around without adding too much bulk or weight to your pocket. Plus, the knife has an ambidextrous carry orientation so that you can use it with either hand.

What we like: The Elko is an excellent gift for yourself or someone who appreciates quality craftsmanship and functionality.

What to watch out for: These exclusive collaborations usually don’t last forever, so it’s best to order yours before they run out of stock.

Final verdict: We can see the Huckberry x The James Brand Elko Acetate knife replacing our standard SAK in our kit, offering a more attractive package while still fulfilling many of its roles.

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Chris Van Hoven is a multifaceted writer with a keen interest in technology, watches, and the world of automobiles. When he geeks out about technical details and specifications, his enthusiasm for these subjects is contagious.

Having contributed extensively to renowned publications, he has made a name for himself as an authority in the Philippine automotive industry. His expertise can be seen through his engaging articles as Editor-in-Chief of C! Magazine, a prominent car magazine where he offers insightful reviews and comprehensive analysis of various vehicles.

In addition to his automotive pursuits, Chris's horological inclinations are evident in his work for Calibre Magazine and Vintage Grail. Here, he explores the latest watch releases, trends, and the significance of various vintage timepieces, captivating readers with his knowledge and enthusiasm.

Beyond his writing endeavors, Chris is an avid gamer, finding solace in the immersive world of PC gaming. His passion for gaming and tech-related gadgets allows him to stay at the forefront of the industry, always seeking the latest advancements and sharing his experiences with others.

Combining his love for technology, watches, and automotive wonders, Chris Van Hoven stands as a versatile writer who has built a reputation for his expertise and engaging style. His ability to weave together captivating stories and detailed analysis continues to capture readers and fuel his dedication to these ever-evolving fields.

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