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The James Brand Adds a Minimalist Click Pen and Notebook Sleeve to Its EDC Collection

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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 Burwell

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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.

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Material: 303 stainless steel
Type: Click
Length: 5.4”
Weight: 1.2oz
Cartridge: G2 black ink

The Gatecliff

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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.

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Material: CORDURA exterior; microfiber interior
Zipper: PU-coated, water-resistant
Dimensions: 6.3” x 4.8” x 0.8”
Weight: 4.4oz
Card Pockets: 2