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The Chapter 2

The Chapter 2

The knife that started it all

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The knife we wanted to carry didn’t exist, so we made it. Again.

The Chapter is where it all started for us. This was our very first knife; the one that put us on the map, and made people pay attention. It’s been a decade since we first launched the original Chapter, and The James Brand has learned, changed, and grown a lot since then. We are proud to bring some of that knowledge and wisdom to this latest iteration of our original knife.

The Chapter 2 features a tip-up carry orientation and a fully-machined titanium pocket clip. Featuring a stainless steel s35vn blade, running on sealed ceramic bearings, The Chapter 2 balances a minimal aesthetic with some of the very best in materials and technology. The new Chapter features more sophisticated lines, but the design still maintains the iconic Chapter form. This was our very first knife for a reason. We’re proud to bring you the next chapter of the Chapter.

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THE KNIFE THAT STARTED IT ALL
Our very first product; the one that put TJB on the map.
TITANIUM FRAME LOCK DESIGN
Maximum lock-up with minimal parts.
S35VN SUPER-STEEL BLADE
American made, incredibly sharp and durable.
MACHINED TITANIUM CLIP
A big new feature and an improvement from our original Chapter design.
TIP-UP DESIGN
You spoke, we listened and the new Chapter 2 is now tip-up in orientation.
STEEL LOCK FACE INSERT
Integrated steel lock face insert for a lifetime of trouble-free use.
SMOOTH ACTION
Sealed ceramic bearings for a fast, smooth and consistent action.

Technical specifications

BLADE STEEL
USA - MADE CRUCIBLE S35VN STAINLESS STEEL
ROCKWELL HARDNESS
61 HRC
BLADE SHAPE
DROP POINT
BLADE GRIND
FLAT
BLADE COATING
PVD BLACK
BLADE LENGTH
2.6” / 6.7 CM
SCALE MATERIAL
6AL-4V TITANIUM
SCALE COATING
Black PVD
CLOSED LENGTH
3.8” / 9.7 CM
OVERALL LENGTH
3.8” / 9.7 CM
WEIGHT
2.9 OZ / 83 G
LOCK TYPE
FRAME LOCK
CARRY STYLE
DEEP CARRY, MACHINED 6AL-4V TITANIUM
Clip
DEEP CARRY, MACHINED 6AL4V TITANIUM
CLIP COATING
PVD BLACK
SPACER
6AL-4V TITANIUM
BEARINGS
SEALED CERAMIC BEARINGS
HARDWARE
PVD-COATED TORX T6
Designed In
Portland, Oregon
Made In
China
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The original Chapter knife and the new Chapter 2 knife.

S35VN steel blade

6.4" open

6AL-4V Titanium scales

3.8" closed


The Chapter 2 knife open on a desk with other accessories.

The Next Chapter.

Ten years ago, the knife we wanted to carry every day didn’t exist, so we made it. The Chapter was the very first product that we designed and made, and is a staple of the brand.  A lot has changed in the first decade of The James Brand, but our values remain unchanged. We are as committed as ever to our modern, minimal design ethos, and to bringing you the very best products we can make. Thanks for being a part of our story, and here’s to your next Chapter, and ours.


The original Chapter knife and the new Chapter 2 knife.

An Evolution of the Original.

Truth be told, we didn’t necessarily know what we were doing when we created the first Chapter.  We had a vision of the knife we wanted to carry every day, so that’s what we made. It’s amazing that people entrusted us with their money based on a strange company name, a novel design and some cool images on a website. Since then, we have learned a lot, and we’ve heard your feedback on how to make the Chapter even better. The new Chapter 2 now features a tip-up carry orientation, an all-new fully machined titanium pocket clip, and some subtle curvature in the scales. It’s like the original Chapter in many ways, but better. Just like us. 

The pocket clip of the Chapter 2 knife.
The pivot and thumbstud of the Chapter 2 knife.
The Chapter 2 knife in a pocket.
A diagram of The Chapter 2 knife.

Simple is Significant.

The reasons that we made the Chapter back in 2014 are the same reasons that we still make it today: we wanted a simple, iconic pocket knife that didn’t feel threatening or overly done. We wanted something that was beautiful in its own right; an object that we would love to feel in hand, but that would absolutely do the work when required. We’re proud of the Chapter, and what it means to us, and to you.  We thank you for the trust you’ve given us over the past decade, and we’re looking forward to the next ten years together, and beyond.

The Chapter 2 knife with a camera and cup of coffee.
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    Craig S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    The Chapter 2

    All about the details. Compound radius on the frame/handles. Pivot end has radius and end of frame is flat. Cerakote looks and feels great. Same for PVD on the blade shaped for piercing, slicing and draw cuts and excellentfor EDC. No weight relief on frame makes for a solid feeling medium sized knife. All edges are treated with a rounded profile which feels great in the hand. The pocket clip is excellent and the best upgrade/improvement. The thumb stud is very effective and easy on the thumb. Detent is medium light and perfect for straight up thumb flicks or nice controlled slow roll. The sealed bearings feel very smooth, I'm talking Holt and Shiro level smooth. I also like that on the lock side the cut line is past the center point giving more frame to grab and less chance of pressing down on the frame lock. Like all other Knives by The James Brand this one comes very sharp out of the box and perfectly centered. Fantastic presentation! One criticism is, no detent ramp.

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    otis c.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    15 hours ago
    Texas A&M ‘71 from Three Rivers Texas.

    It is a wonderful knife!

  • DF
    David F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Nice Knife

    I'm fairly new to collecting pocket knives so I might not have the nomenclature down just yet.

    This knife is really smooth and nice to hold and super sharp.

    The only reason I'm deducting a star is because after really light use the finish is showing scratches. (I have the white one) And I'm pretty sure that's going to get worse in time.

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