WE DESIGN KNIVES. We design and make the knives we use every day. The things we need to live our lives. The things we never leave the house without.

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. 

WE BELIEVE. The knife you carry says something about you. You carry it with you to solve problems in the now. Some things will never be 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 modern 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.  

Check the video below to see a bit more of our story. 

 
 
 
 

OPEN. CARVE. CUT.