For a long time, there were two types of knives; those that preformed well, and those that looked good. Only rarely did anyone produce a blade that managed to check both of those boxes. That has all changed in large part thanks to The James Brand. The Portland, Oregon-based shop has almost single-handedly expanded the market for capable, design-forward knives. Just look at their new G10 White County Knife and you can see why.
This beautiful iteration of the County Knife boasts all the same features – a slip joint closing mechanism, a nail-nick blade – but eschews the wood scales for a more technical and textured G10. The knife’s clean 416 stainless steel handle and 2.5-inch Sandvik steel straight blade complement the bright white grippy material well, making for a truly stand-out EDC knife that any guy would be happy to regularly carry.