A Brooklyn-Born Necklace That’s Illegal to Wear


The first thing you need to know about In God We Trust’s collaboration with Oklahoma knife-maker Gene Wiseman is that it comes with a warning. “New York customers please note: It’s technically illegal to walk around with a visible knife, so be sure to come off extra angelic,” reads the description on Kaufmann Mercantile’s website, which has the exclusive on the piece.

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The second thing you need to know about this two-and-a-half-inch pocketknife dangling from a dainty brass chain is that each necklace is a labor of love. The blade alone takes Wiseman two days to make, while the soldered and oxidized chain was made by the Brooklyn-based clothing and accessories label in New York.

The third thing you need to know about this is that it’s really cool. Why wear your brass knuckle-aping rings when you could don something that’s not just artisanal (Brooklyn buzz word alert!) but bad-ass as well? That’s what we thought.

($490 at Kaufmann Mercantile’s online store)

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