Those familiar with The James Brand understand the appeal. Since 2012, the Portland-based EDC purveyor has been crafting minimalist, style-forward gear for your pockets, such as knives, carabiners, pens, and other tools, with a range that’s just as minimal — focusing instead on craftsmanship, design, and a meticulous assemblage of products. Expanding its Communication Collection, TJB has released a new click pen and notebook sleeve.
The James Brand Burwell Pen & Gatecliff Notebook Sleeve
The point of a pen is to write, not to weigh down your pockets. That’s the point of the new Burwell — only The Jame Brand’s second click pen following the Benton, which debuted way back in 2016 and is no longer available. Sleek and incredibly durable, this new addition features a 303 stainless steel barrel that houses the replaceable Parker-style G2 black ink cartridge (available in three-packs on the company’s website). Weighing just 1.2oz and extending 5.4” long, the pen sports a milled dot pattern at the base, a steel clip, and a spring-loaded click actuator that’s immensely satisfying to deploy. This is a level up from the Stillwell ballpoint, which is a capped pen that’s about half the weight. Available in both stainless and black, the Burwell fits nicely in your hand and is the perfect weight.
Material: 303 stainless steel
Cartridge: G2 black ink
When you’re going about your day or traveling from city to city, it’s important to keep your writing accessories all in one place, but not in a way that takes up too much space. Enter The James Brand’s new Gatecliff sleeve, intended to hold a small pocket notebook, a pen, and even a couple of cards within its 6.3” x 4.8” x 0.8” frame. Named after the projectile points found in the American Southwest, the Gatecliff utilizes lightweight, super-durable CORDURA fabric for the exterior, welded construction for added longevity and water-resistance, soft microfiber for the interior, and PU-coated water-resistant zippers. For traveling, you can also fit your passport inside. While the pen is sold spearately, the 4.4-ounce pouch does come with a TJB Notebook.
Material: CORDURA exterior; microfiber interior
Zipper: PU-coated, water-resistant
Dimensions: 6.3” x 4.8” x 0.8”
Card Pockets: 2