This knife is exactly what I've been looking for: unique design, high quality, terrific balance, appropriate weight-to-size ratio. Thank you.
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.
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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.
THE MODERN GENTLEMEN'S POCKET KNIFE
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.
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Great knife, but know what you are getting into.
I love this Duval, I don't have any serious complaints because I read reviews before purchasing, but you should know a few things. It's symmetrical, so it's not easy to know which side it opens out of. Also, it's really hard to open and I have no idea how someone can do it with one hand (but that doesn't really bother me) because there needs to be very exacting pressure that's hard to achieve with one hand. But it's of great quality and should last a lifetime, I would purchase again....no regrets at all.
Putting it as nice as possible, this was a bad decision on my part. I received the knife in a timely manner, however be disappointed with the blade so called Damascus. I have two other knives from your company James Brand that are in Damascus, but the Duval looks cheap. End of story.
Finest Gentlemen's EDC!
Fantastic folder! From the design of the blade, JB logo hardware and choices in scales, the Duval knife just became my EDC favorite. I opted for the OD green micarta scales which have a rugged look, but a velvety, refined feel that makes the entire knife feel super comfortable in the hand. The knife is just enough blade for light-duty tasks without being too large for pants pockets. It also came with a wool felt sleeve, and I find myself actually using it.