The Modern Pocket Knife
The Duval is our first front-flipper, combining the best features of two classic knife silhouettes into a sleek and functional new form. Traditional gentlemen's knives require two hands to open and close, and they don't generally lock. With its front-flipper opening style and it's frame-lock design, you get the best of both worlds: the ease of opening and security of a traditional frame-lock knife, combined with slimness, symmetry and beauty of a classic gentlemen's pocket knife.
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The Modern Gentlemen's Knife.
The Duval is our first front-flipper, combining the best features of two classic knife silhouettes into a sleek and functional new form. Traditional gentlemen's knives require two hands to open and close, and they don't generally lock. With its front-flipper opening style and frame-lock design, you get the best of both worlds: the ease of opening and security of a traditional frame-lock knife, combined with the slimness, symmetry and beauty of a classic gentlemen's pocket knife.
THE MODERN GENTLEMEN'S POCKET KNIFE
The Best in Materials and Design.
The Duval uses American-made Crucible s35vn stainless blade steel, and has a frame of 6al4v titanium. The modified sheepsfoot blade shape is as useful as it is beautiful. The main pivot uses ceramic ball bearings for an incredibly smooth action. Scale options include rosewood and OD green micarta.
With the Duval we took cues from mid-century design and combined them with the very best materials to create a modern-day gentlemen's pocket knife that has all of the features of a traditional frame-lock design.
Front-flipper open style.
See it in Action
- MSMichael S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 starsYesterdayOnce again, my wife was right!
I wanted to get a knife that honored my grandfather after passing earlier this year. I had narrowed my selection to three knives and asked my wife her opinion. She said, “You have to get the Duval because you are Tom.” This of course being a reference to Robert Duvall’s role as Tom in the Godfather film trilogy.
She was right and the Duval has proven to be the perfect knife for me. Sharp, beautifully crafted and yet a little different from a knife that the other men in my family would select.
It was a bonus to discover that the knife was being shipped from Carlsbad, CA. a place I spent much of my childhood surfing and skating in the summer months. Of course I would gravitate toward a blade designed in a place heavily steeped in skate and surf culture.
For me this is the perfect knife, it’s been in my pocket since I received it and it is an item I will cherish for a lifetime and pass on to my son when I no longer need it.
Keep up the great work,
- GBGeoff B.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars1 year agoBeautiful Knife. The perfect pocket knife.
Beautifully made. Perfect size. Super sharp. My first James Brand knife did not disappoint. Comes in a nice box as well.
- IKIvo K.Verified ReviewerI recommend this productRated 5 stars1 year agoKnife with attitude
Very well made knife! Clear and balanced design. It comes extremely sharp from the box. At first it will be hard to flip, but when You learn how to do it correctly, it will add even more individuality to this practical piece of art!
- CFCharles F.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars1 year agoPerfect practical carry
Aesthetic appeal, brilliant design, quality construction, compact carry... A knife to pass down to the next generation. Love it.
- CPCharles P.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars1 year agoEverything you need, nothing you do not in a beautiful package
This is my second James Brand knife. The deployment mechanism certainly takes some getting used to, but serves as an ambidextrous method of opening. The deployment of the blade is snappy, and the S35VN steel is razor sharp. To top it all off, the frame is built tough and the rosewood scales are icing on the proverbial cake. The James Brand knocked it out of the park!