The Drop: Huckberry x The James Brand Elko Acetate Knife

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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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