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The Duval

The Duval

The Modern Pocket Knife

Regular price  $399.00
Regular price  Sale price  $399.00
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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
2.65" / 6.7 cm
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 4.7 out of 5
Based on 87 reviews
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87 Reviews
Reviewed by Cory B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Awesome

Swooped it from the sale and it's my 5th piece from the brand and I continue to be more and more impressed. This one lives on a lanyard for outdoor adventures, times that I'm not wearing stuff where a clip is easily utilized. Feels great in the hand, very sharp and is beautiful as well!

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Reviewed by Frank R.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Just beautiful

This is a timeless looking knife. I’m not usually a fan of front flippers, but the action is smooth and easy. I really like this knife.

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Reviewed by Michael
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

5 Stars

Beautiful knife. Almost a shame to use it.

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Reviewed by Mark B.
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 1 out of 5
Review posted

Look Elsewhere

This is the second knife I've bought from the James Brand. The first one was a Carter which I use all the time and have never had any problems with. This one though was a disappointment. When it arrived the wood scale on one side already had a crack in it. Really not convinced on the quality for something that costs $300. Along with being extremely hard to open, I would look at other products.

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Reviewed by Daniel K.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Nice

Overall I am pleased with the knife. The fit and finish is nice and the blade was reasonably sharp. The front flipper is a little hard on the fingers but that could be from to much fidgeting. I bought mine during a sale and was glad to pay close to $100 instead of $300

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