The The James Brand The Duval Rosewood KN109122-00 is a fancy and modern gentleman's knife. For this knife the people behind the James Brand became inspired by the rich history of the Traditionals. The classic pocket knives your grandfather used to carry. You, however, open these knives with two hands and do not contain a lock. Both aspects were 'solved' for the Duval.
You namely quickly open the Duval with the front flipper. This might take some getting used to at first. Once you get used to it, however, you can open the knife as easy as with any other conventional flipper. The advantage of the front flipper is that the 'flipper tab' does not protrude at the side of the handle.
The materials used were also updated. The blade is made from CPM S35VN. This is a premium type of steel that was developed in cooperation with a couple of leading, American knife makers. At the same time CPM 3V retains its sharpness well and is easy to sharpen. Great qualities for a knife that is meant to be used.
The liners are made from titanium. A light-weight material that is also used in the aviation industry. Titanium is really tough. As such it is perfect for a framelock that is meant to bend thousands of times when opening and closing the knife. The scales are made from rosewood. A tropical type of wood with a stunning pattern. It looks fancy and stylish: perfect for a knife such as this.
The James Brand: knives for people who live life to the fullest.
The people from The James Brand don't come from the pocket knife world. They are skaters, snowboarders, fishermen, barbers, photographers. People who do not only work behind their drawing board, but go out into the world. People who do not wait for their problems to be solved, but take the initiative. They have a different view on what a pocket knife should look like all their own. Never inhibited by thoughts like “that’s just the way it is” they started designing. The result is a stylish and unique pocket knife brand. Made for adventurers and anyone who loves design. For real people.