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Handmade Tortoise Acetate

Polarized Green Lenses

1.74" Sandvik Steel Blade

Infinitely Useful


Made the Hard Way

Acetate isn't easy to work with. It's a material that we've experimented with for a long time, but we needed to find a partner who was an expert. We approached our friends at RAEN, who have a long history of working with acetate, to see if they could help us out. Before too long, it was obvious that we needed to do a collaboration, as we share a lot of the same values, and eyewear is clearly an essential part of many people's everyday carry.

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Carefully crafted.

Kick Acetate.

Both the Elko pocket knife and the Wiley sunglasses feature a proprietary tortoise acetate, cut from a single sheet and made by hand. RAEN has a strong reputation for effectively using acetate since its inception, but acetate is relatively new in the EDC world. The rich material has a great feel and look, making it the perfect basis for this collaboration.


Elko Blade Length

1.74” (4.4cm)

Elko Blade Steel

Sandvik 12C27

Elko Handle

Tortoise, in handmade zyl acetate

Wiley Lens

Carl Zeiss green polarized CR-39

Wiley Frame

Tortoise, in handmade zyl acetate

Wiley Hinges

Five barrel

What's in the box?

Elko pocketnife, Wiley sunglasses, Wiley hard sunglass case, custom-printed polishing cloth

James × RAEN Starting at $275