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The Duval

The Duval

Regular price  $399.00
Regular price  Sale price  $399.00

The Modern Pocket Knife

Color

Color Rosewood + Damasteel

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The Modern Pocket Knife

The Duval is our first front-flipper, combining the best features of two classic knife silhouettes into a sleek and functional new form. Traditional gentlemen's knives require two hands to open and close, and they don't generally lock. With its front-flipper opening style and it's frame-lock design, you get the best of both worlds: the ease of opening and security of a traditional frame-lock knife, combined with slimness, symmetry and beauty of a classic gentlemen's pocket knife.

Product details

Design
Our first front-flipper design
Form
An interesting mix: equal parts gentleman's knife and easy-to-use one-handed design
Function
One handed open and close with the integrated frame-lock design

Technical specifications

Scale Material
Rosewood
Blade Length
Blade Length
Blade Steel
Damasteel Rose DS93X
Overall Length
6.4" (16.3 cm)
Weight
2.0 ounces (56.7 grams)
Frame Material
6al4v Titanium
Opening Style
Front-Flipper
Blade Shape
Modified Sheepsfoot
Carry Orientation
Ambidextrous
Hardware
Hardware
Lock Type
Frame Lock
Bearings
Ceramic Ball
Carry Style
In Pocket with Lanyard (Included)
Designed In
Portland, Oregon
Made In
Yangjiang, China
  • Regular price  $399.00
    Regular price  Sale price  $399.00
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Front Flipper with Ceramic Ball Bearings

6.4" open length

Titanium Frame-Lock Construction

2.6" closed length

The Modern Gentlemen's Knife.

The Duval is our first front-flipper, combining the best features of two classic knife silhouettes into a sleek and functional new form. Traditional gentlemen's knives require two hands to open and close, and they don't generally lock. With its front-flipper opening style and frame-lock design, you get the best of both worlds: the ease of opening and security of a traditional frame-lock knife, combined with the slimness, symmetry and beauty of a classic gentlemen's pocket knife.

duval damascas blade
duval rosewood handle
duval micarta stainless

THE MODERN GENTLEMEN'S POCKET KNIFE


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The Best in Materials and Design.

The Duval uses American-made Crucible s35vn stainless blade steel, and has a frame of 6al4v titanium. The modified sheepsfoot blade shape is as useful as it is beautiful. The main pivot uses ceramic ball bearings for an incredibly smooth action. Scale options include rosewood and OD green micarta.

With the Duval we took cues from mid-century design and combined them with the very best materials to create a modern-day gentlemen's pocket knife that has all of the features of a traditional frame-lock design.

Front-flipper open style.

average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 63 reviews
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63 Reviews
Reviewed by Alan J.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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The Duval - All Black

This is truly a great EDC knife and love the look, feel and ease of the opening system. It’s easier to get used to than I thought with a little practice. Own quite a few items from James Brand now, one of my new go-to brands.

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Reviewed by Gerald K.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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The Duval

I love the opening method, its quite smooth and the weight is nice and light for a pocket carry knife

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Reviewed by Jason N.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Really Cool Pocket Knife

I love the size, perfect usable pocket knife, both blade length and handle size. I love the balance between pocket ability and usability. The blade steel is fantastic for everyday use and it came razor sharp, very happy. I LOVE the Micarta handles. I have a Hell Gap with olive Micarta and the matching of the two makes me so happy (please offer the Hell's Canyon in an olive Micarta handle!). My only knock on this is that the flipper action is BRUTALLY tough to start. Once it's off the bottom lock it's great. The body liner lock is fantastic and the smooth movement is great, but overcoming the closed lock with the flipper is tragic. Almost five stars for me. This knife is great, but for the price I'd want it to be perfect.

LOVE The James Brand and your products and I can't wait to find a reason to buy another knife from you!

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Reviewed by Leela G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Beautiful utility

Super sharp, easy to open, with a beautiful hand.

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Reviewed by Philippe S.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great

Great knife. Takes some getting used to flipping the blade open. Not intuitive one handed. Small knife I can keep in my pocket.

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