Last year, The James Brand introduced Elko, an ultra-compact keychain folding knife that quickly became one of the most essential pieces of everyday carry accessories you could own.
The Elko hasn’t gone away ever since. That’s a good thing because it truly is one of the finest and well-crafted pocket knives we’ve ever seen. Now comes the Elko Titanium.
It’s basically a titanium version of the original Elko blade, so that means it still has the features that made that original model such a trailblazer in the everyday carry community. Several useful things are included here. Like the excellent Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade. Plus the 416 stainless steel hardware coupled with phosphor bronze washers. There’s also a key ring attachment that doubles as a bottle opener, screwdriver, and pry bar.
The biggest change this iteration ushers in, of course, is the 6AL4V titanium handle scales. This is apparently both harder and lighter than steel. All in all, the pocket knife measures just 4.33 inches. That makes this a perfect keychain accessory for you to lug around everyday.
The James Brand has made a name for itself as a luxurious EDC brand, but through the Elko line, the company is able to expands its portfolio to include functional and utilitarian tools that aren’t necessarily super expensive.
It’s often hard to get into the EDC game because most of the prices involved would put the tools out of everyday people’s reach, but as The James Brand proves with the Elko Titanium, you don’t need to burst a hole through your pocket to get an EDC essential that’s both beautiful and robust.