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We make products for your everyday.

We make knives and tools for people who live adventurously - for people like us. For those who aren’t content consuming other people’s stories, and who don’t wait around for other people to fix things. We're with you, from the pocket to the hand, and back again.

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The knife you carry says something about you. You carry it to solve problems in the now. Some things will never go digital.

The James Brand was created in Portland, Oregon in 2012 by a group of designers and adventurers who were looking for something better. Based on the adage that if you can’t find what you want, you might have to make it yourself, we decided to put pen to paper and design something new: products made with premium materials, a minimalist design aesthetic, and clear attention to the details. We make knives and tools that are a better reflection of our values and lives. Modern, minimal everyday carry is what the James brand is all about.

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Our ambasadors.

Our team are our friends, peers, and role models – the people who inspire us, and the products we make – day after day.



Surf-town meets knife-town.

The little big town on the river with the largest concentration of knife companies anywhere. It’s the creative hub where we have our design studio and partnerships.

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Modern & minimal.

We believe that less is more. We’re a design-led brand that is always focused on solving real problems for our customers. We are minimalists; always looking to strip away the fat and get to the truth. Our use cases are real, not imagined; we know the only knife that you can use is the one that you have with you when you need it. That’s our focus. All day, every day.

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Find a retailer.

We stock in retailers coast to coast, find our tools at shop near you.