for The James Brand
A truly lightweight, backcountry-focused knife for adventurers and weekend explorers.
We took cues from climbing holds, creating an Island approach that allows the knife to be fully operated single-handedly - just by feel. These islands sit on a unibody of formed steel, creating a light yet very rigid chassis with substantial grip.
The theme of lightweight extends to the clip - a bent wire being the most effective and minimal use of material.
In a category that skews heavily monochromatic, we leaned into color to express bold landscapes. The break up of materials lends itself to an endless array of colorways.