Whether you’re wearing this knife for discreet self-defense or for opening boxes, either way you’re going to get a quality knife in a tiny package.

The JHO Nug Knife weighs 2.5 ounces (70 grams) and is only 2.2 inches by 1.22 by .47 inches (56 mm x 31 mm x 12 mm), with a blade that is only .7 by .12 inches (18 mm in length, 3 mm thick).

It’s made to fit on a finger, so even with the blade not in use it’s great knuckle protection. We love the Nug’s sleek design, made of a vacuum heat treated S35VN steel  blade and G5 Titanium for the handle. The blade pivots on a free ball bearing system, which means they are easily replaceable if you should need to. This ball bearing system also means that it opens and closes easily, but will not open or close when you don’t expect it too.

We appreciate the Nug’s discreet appearance, which makes it useful as both a utility knife and for easy-to-carry self defense. Check out the JHO blog for photographic evidence of what they have cut with the knife (tennis shoes, canned food). Every purchase comes with a felt pouch and a certificate of authenticity. Also available are leather straps with clips for the Nug, allowing you to hang it from a keychain [$10]. Purchase the JHO Nug Knife for $150 to $180 depending on the desired finish.

Two-tone Nug knife courtesy of jho-knives.com.