Everyday Carry

The James Brand Pike Huckberry Exclusive

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Jonathan Tayag
The James Brand Pike Huckberry Exclusive

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If you have your eyes set on picking up a classy gent’s knife for your office or stay-at-home daily carry, but you don’t want to be stuck with a traditional design in the process, the Pike from The James Brand is worth a look. It’s a non-locking, slip-joint knife with a clean aesthetic that’s as sleek as it is functional. But with its use of modern materials and precision manufacturing, it sets itself apart from your grandfather’s old-time pocket knife. Think of it as the the heirloom knife you’ll give to your family when you get older: a tool that’s distinctly yours that you can be proud of.

The Pike was designed by The James Brand to be streamlined for in-pocket carry, without rubbing against your legs, catching on your clothes, or scratching up the other gear you might be carrying at the time. As such it lacks a pocket clip, but it also has a smooth handle with a gorgeous rosewood inlay with a beautiful natural grain that gives the knife a serious touch of class when you have it in hand. Speaking of hands, opening this slipjoint knife is a two-handed affair and the wharncliffe-shaped Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade has a nail nick to facilitate it. The use of Sandvik steel makes this a step up in performance compared to the old-time knives that your dad and grandfather might have carried back in the day, as it has superior hardness leading to increased sharpness and edge retention compared to the standard traditional gents blade. It’s also far more resistant against corrosion over time, something the older steel metallurgies could not handle. The end result is a knife that will stand the test of time with proper maintenance.

With its clean aesthetics and quality construction, The Pike from The James Brand is a great choice whether you’re looking to pick up your first modern gent’s knife or you’re looking for a bit of an upgrade in the search of the right box and letter opening utility knife for these times. If you act fast, you can pick up this exclusive, ultra limited Brass version of the Pike from Huckberry at the link below.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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