So far as the perfect EDC pocket knives are concerned, the James Brand would invariably be our first port of call here at Coolector HQ because they offer the perfect combination between performance and affordability. Whether you’re after something for heading out into the wild with and making sure you’ve got a knife for whittling and what have you or more mundane tasks like opening boxes in the office, a pocket knife won’t let you down. Check out our pick of 6 of the best pocket knives from the James Brand below:
The Carter | $139
The Carter Pocket Knife from the James Brand is purpose-built as a contemporary silhouette with classic outdoor cues, a solid in-hand feel, and a new locking mechanism that delivers an unparalleled performance whenever you need it. With a removable pocket clip for rapid access and secure storage, the Carter is ready and waiting when you require it and hidden when you don’t, and the hardy stainless steel construction ensures this routine for decades to come.
The Elko | $75
The Elko Pocket Knife from the James Brand has lightweight and durable OD green micarta handles and a drop point blade design for strength and versatility. It boasts a Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade with high hardness, good wear resistance, and top notch edge retention. This is a unbelievably useful little piece of everyday carry that’s up to any pry, slice, cut or open challenge you might come across in the daily grind. After an affordable all-rounder? Look no further.
The Pike | $120
The Pike from The James Brand is a modern take on the vintage folding knife and it has been entirely updated with a understated and clean design that we’re big fans of here at Coolector HQ. It has a stealthy, PVD black blade made from Sandvik 12c27 knife steel and the handle scale is crafted from Micarta, a composite resin known for its robustness – making this one of the most adventure-ready pocket knives on the market.
The Ellis | $99
The guys at The James Brand know what they’re doing when it comes to pocket knives and they stripped down the bulk, cut the fat, and designed their everyday multi-tool for the awesome looking Ellis. It has all the bells and whistles that you’re likely to need — and none that you don’t — and each one is crafted from no-nonsense stainless steel hinged on lightweight aluminium handles in a package that’s ready to cut the foil off a bottle wine at a dinner party or slice open a dehydrated dinner on the trail.
Hell’s Canyon | $295
Billed as the ultimate answer to cookouts and campsite cuisine, the Hell’s Canyon Pocket Knife from The James Brand won’t let you down when you want to cook up a storm. It is a fixed blade chef’s knife designed for outdoor cooking and it has been designed with the help of Top Chef Masters® winner Chris Cosentino. It offers a durable stainless steel construction and G10 scales that can handle any environment. Its versatile chef knife design can handle chopping, slicing, peeling, deboning, and filleting.
The Chapter Knife | $295
With the Chapter Pocket Knife from The James Brand, simple is significant. The titanium frame-lock construction is the most straightforward there is, with minimal moving parts and maintenance required. The blade, crafted from D2 tool steel, stays sharp longer than stainless and resists chips and abrasions more effectively. Simple is also beautiful, like the muted “Electric Moss” anodized hits on the blade and thumb stud — just to remind you that you’re carrying something special. This is a knife that you will use for a lifetime.
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