The James Brand Unveils A 2nd Modern Heirloom-Quality Slipjoint Pocket Knife

Mar 24, 2021

Category: Gear

Between its existing Duval model and the more recently-released, Pike, The James Brand already produces some of the finest contemporary interpretations of traditional folding pocket knives, though the Portland-based blade and tool purveyor has now expanded its heirloom-style knife lineup with the all-new Wayland model.

Taking direct inspiration from classic Barlow knives, the Wayland is a decidedly premium non-locking slip joint knife that packs a 3.0” CPM-S35VN Wharncliffe blade with a CNC-machined nail nick opening and is mated to a 3.9” set of scales via phosphor bronze washers. Boasting a lanyard attachment, the handle is produced in rosewood, G10, or Micarta and is devoid of any visible hardware, allowing it to maintain the timeless appearance of an antique folder. Tipping the scales at just 2.8 oz (or 78.4 grams), the Wayland measures 6.9” when open, making it large enough to offer genuine utility while still being plenty pocketable enough for EDC use. The James Brand’s The Wayland Knife is available now in three versions, a bare blade black Micarta-scaled version, a black G-10 handled and blacked out blade version, and a rosewood and bare steel-bladed variant priced at $179, $189, and $199, respectively.

Purchase: $179+

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