James Brand 'The Pike' - Brass & Stainless
Not Your Grandfather's Pocket Knife:
The Pike started with a simple brief: create a modern take on your grandfather’s knife – a simple, clean interpretation of the classic non-locking slip-joint. We paired inviting, warm materials with a clean, modern form meant for those who wanted to carry their knife in their pocket, not on their hip. The result was a slim, minimal design that is destined to become a modern heirloom.
Designed to be an Icon:
James started designing the Pike after listening to your feedback on the County. The County was their second knife ever, and it shared the same initial brief as the Pike: to create a modern interpretation of the small, in-pocket slip joint like your grandfather might have in his pocket. They started by turning the form on its head, and instead of using the horizontal lines of the two bolsters as key design details, they created a long horizontal line that became the defining element of the design.
Since that time James have seen many others borrow liberally from that idea. They've maintained that key element in the Pike, but, softened the form to make it more at home in the pocket. Also adding a Wharncliffe blade shape, which is a first for them. This gives the knife a minimal, refined feel, and maximizes the length of the blade with regard to the overall length of the knife.
- Blade length - 2.3" / 5.8cm
- Closed length - 3.4" / 8.6cm
- Open length - 5.7" / 14.5cm
- Blade Steel - Sandvik 12c27
- Lock type - Slip joint
- Washer type - Phosphor Bronze
- Designed in Portland, Oregon
- Lanyard Included
- Carry style - Ambidextrous
- Blade shape - Wharncliffe