Your little 'necker' is a custom solution to the scarcity and short supply of these types of knives on the open market, Moe. Again, the Eldris IS a 'niche knife' and its purpose is not to win beauty contests or as a fashion accessory 'BBQ knife,' but it IS another option for those wanting something like this, and before now, having very limited and even more expensive options.
You suggested that I buy one, but you forget that I have already filled the need for something like this.....I merely clip my faithful old Mora Clipper to the top inside edge of my bibs. Only the top inch or so of the unobtrusive pommel peeks over the edge of my bibs, it comes in the old fashioned Bush Lore O.D. Green color, I have no danged neck-cord and dangling sheath to contend with AND it's strictly a one-handed proposition when it comes to sheathing and unsheathing the blade. Your turn.
I'll not argue with you old friend, I guess we just see this subject a bit differently, but those sized knives are far from scarce, I bought mine at my first Rendezvous for $30.00 bucks 30 years ago, you can get a similar one from J.Townsend for about $45.00. and Jeff White sells his version for about $60.00, all equal in quality or better than the Mora, certainly (in my opinion) much nicer looking, and all costing less than the Eldris.
Just to be fair, I didn't compare my Rough Rider pocket knife to the Mora Eldris, I simply said it was my go to whittling knife, remember, I defined my meaning of whittling and JB agreed
, and it's never been a problem for me to use two hands to open a pocket knife.
I agree that it's a niche knife (though I don't know what that niche might be), and I suppose the looks wouldn't be much of a distraction to someone who wears black and yellow spandex hiking shorts, and sports a neon green and pink backpack, but it's just not my style.
IMHO, If I was going to buy and carry a utility knife it would probably be a Lowe's brand retractable razor knife, at least when the blade gets dull you just replace it, they come with extra blades in the handle.
I'd like to watch you try to sell one of those new girly colored Mora's to a member of the Corp of Exploration, that would be fun I'll bet.