The 3 Best James Brand Knives
James Brand’s collection of sleek tools and minimalist pocket knives have cemented their place as legends in the everyday carry community. Based in Portland, James Brand designs highly-functional EDC gear — from carabiners and bottle openers to pens and survival knives. Below are our 3 favorite James Brand knives from their collection. You can check out the full lineup right here.
The James Brand Hell Gap is overbuilt to handle anything. The full-tang survival blade is honed from top-tier Crucible s35vn stainless steel, and features a canvas micarta scale handle for a perfect grip even when wet. Plus, it’s the perfect size to easily store in a glove compartment, tackle box, or backpack.
2. The Ellis
The Ellis is a minimalist multi-tool that includes a knife, flat head screwdriver, scraper, and bottle opener all in one compact silhouette. It fits easily in a pocket, on a lanyard, or on a carabiner, and the lockback design means it can confidently handle some serious work.