All day,
every day.

We design and make the tools you use every day.

We live to explore.

We make knives 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.

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: knives 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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Meet James

Our team are our friends, the people who inspire us day after day.

Find a retailer.

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