Maximum utility in our most minimal package.
The Elko comes equipped with a fully capable yet compact stainless steel blade and a pry bar that doubles as a key ring, bottle opener, screwdriver and pry tool – helping you stay prepared for whatever the day throws your way. A sleek form keep things minimal, while a serviceable construction ensures it will always be ready when you need it. Your keys just got a new best friend.
NOTE: The Bone + Black colorway will pick up the colors of your clothing, especially jeans. If you aren't into that you might make a different choice.
Should be better at this price
There are some things to like about this knife, but for the price point the execution should be better. Overall design is clean, modern and geometric. The blade is a flat grind to a decent edge with a short drop point and a nail hole that is easy to access. Good thickness at the top and feels sturdy. Like most slip-joints, there is a bit of a "two-stage" opening feel. Slip joint lock tension is low and the blade frequently tries to close back up when any reverse pressure is applied like pulling out of thick cardboard or an apple. Fit and finish are good with some barely noticeable areas of overlap or misfit between the scales and the metal. The pry bar is useful when not used as a key ring holder.
The biggest flaw with mine is the micarta. Micarta scales should have texture and grip from the resin and fiber and these scales do not. They are very smooth and even slippery and have been beveled on the edges leaving them unfinished and friable. Perhaps the metal scales are more functional.
Fits nicely in the cash band from Recycled Firefighter, great combo. Sharp edge. Really sturdy for a little guy.
The blade on the Elko is substantial and a great tool. I'm not fond of the "bottle opener", but in a pinch at least you have one.
If I felt this was priced correctly I would've given a 5.
The James brand Elco
The Elco was a gift for my wife. She is a nurse and wanted a small knife to wear around her neck. When the knife arrived in her favorite color she was amazed at the quality . She was an EMT prior to nursing school and had owned tactical style knives for work. Bottom line, she loves the knife and uses it daily to perform a multitude of light duty tasks. No complaints whatsoever. As far as the transaction , the knife was shipped and arrived in two days. The packaging was top notch and the knife was just as advertised. We would purchase from this site again with no hesitation.
Thumbs up from a blade snob
I love this tool. I have added to my travel kit. Small, easy to carry, even in non permissive environments. The screwdriver/lid lifter is great. Let's see how it holds up under ludicrous use.