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The Hells Canyon

The Hells Canyon

Regular price  $295.00
Regular price  Sale price  $295.00

The modern, outdoor chef’s knife

Color

Color Black + Stainless

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Designed to go where other chef's knives won't.

The Hells Canyon is the big brother of our first fixed-blade knife, the Hell Gap (see what we did there?). We designed the Hells Canyon with the help of chef, athlete, entrepreneur, author and Top Chef Masters® winner Chris Cosentino, who requires a knife that is fully capable in all conditions and environments. We took our design sensibilities and premium everyday-carry materials and combined them with the design of a more traditional chef's knife. The result is the ultimate outdoor cooking knife: supremely versatile, durable and functional, no matter what situation you find yourself in.

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Chef Approved
Designed with Chris Cosentino: TJB team member, professional chef and mountain biker
James meets the Kitchen
A classic in-kitchen design executed with outdoor materials for greater durability and versatility.

Technical specifications

Blade Steel
Crucible s35vn Stainless Steel
Blade Length
5.4" / 13.7 cm
Overall Length
10" / 25.4 cm
Handle Material
G10
Lanyard
Paracord Lanyard Included
Sheath
Kydex Sheath Included
Designed In
Portland, Oregon
Made In
Yangjiang, China
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All day, every day.

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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Crucible s35vn blade steel

10" overall length

G10 Scales

5.4" blade length

Designed to go where other chefs knives won’t.

The Hells Canyon is designed to be the chef’s knife that goes where other chef’s knives won't. We designed the Hells Canyon with the help of chef, entrepreneur, author and Top Chef Masters® winner Chris Cosentino, who needed a knife that could easily move indoors and outdoors, and that was fully capable in all environments. The Hells Canyon is the big brother of our first fixed-blade knife, the Hell Gap (see what we did there?). We took our classic design sensibilities and premium everyday carry materials and combined those with the design of a more traditional chef's knife. The result is the ultimate outdoor chefs knife: extremely durable and functional in your next outdoor cooking scenario.

About Chris Cosentino:

Chris Cosentino is a chef, entrepreneur, author and athlete. He's also a Top Chef Masters® winner, a father and a husband. In short: he's James. He operates at the highest levels and pushes himself hard in everything that he does, from mountain biking to cooking.

Chris was raised in Rhode Island and has been a San Francisco local for a number of years. He grew up skateboarding and is still a part of that word. Few things will make you as resilient as skateboarding.

Chris has been a part of the TJB family for a while now, as he's never without a knife, a pen and some of the other things that we make to help people like Chris get the most out of their days. We are proud to work with people like Chris, and are happy to be able to share some of his story.

37.7749°N, 122.4194°W


chris cosentino looking at city
hells canyon with plated food
chris cosentino grilling

Creating the Hells Canyon.

Chris operates a restaurant right here in Portland, Oregon. Back in March of 2019, our design director met up with Chris at the restaurant to talk knives, review prototypes and sketch on some napkins to figure out what we were going to make. Hand-feel and size are really important factors in the creation of a good chefs knife, so the team worked through a handful of different cardboard prototypes in order to land on something that would be functional as a real-deal chefs knife, but could also be portable.

chris cosentino chopping vegetables

Chef Chris Cosentino

hells canyon in hand

s35vn stainless steel

Cooking in San Fran with Chris.

Once we had final samples in hand we flew to San Francisco along with legendary skateboarder, photographer and San Francisco local Bryce Kanights to spend a day cooking with Chris in his backyard. After a quick trip to the store, we set up and started in on a fully-boned roasted chicken and slaw meal. We cut herbs out of Chris's garden, and watched as he built a charcoal fire and then completely de-boned a chicken using the new Hells Canyon. While that cooked on the grill, Chris whipped up an amazing slaw, chopping, dicing and slicing his way through a myriad of various ingredients. It was clear that the Hells Canyon was a capable tool in the hand of a master like Chris.

EVERY DETAIL CONSIDERED


hells canyon in hand studio
hells canyon detail on steel
hells canyon in packaging
average rating 4.8 out of 5
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Reviewed by Simone K.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect.

In a word, Perfect. Beautifully balanced, a delight to hold, sharp as can be AND a great sheath for protection! Well done, JB. Well done.

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Reviewed by Todd W.
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Fantastic knife!

I got this for my wife as a b'day present. She's a left-handed chef primarily focused on backcountry chef experiences (think Grand Canyon, Burning Man, private off trail experiences, etc.). SHE LOVES IT! I've used it a few times as well...great balance, perfect heft, sharp as snot, and clearly will stand up to all she can throw at it.

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Reviewed by Betsy V.
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Gorgeous!

This is the most beautiful knife I’ve ever owned. And the feel and function of it is amazing, as well. It’s hefty but well balanced. Just Wonderful!

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Reviewed by Larry S.
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Fantastic knife

Really high quality. You wont be disappointed.

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Reviewed by Pancho M.
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Fed a whole crowd

So I went camping over the weekend, it was 12 of us. I challenged myself to take my Hells Canyon as the only knife. I was able to cook all of the meals, deserts included with this knife. I didn´t have to sharpen it again for the whole trip so thats a huge bonus. I trimed a whole brisket, chopped onions, herbs and a bunch of other stuff. Still sharp AF. This is the perfect outdoor cooking knife.

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