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The Duval

The Duval

Regular price  €339,00
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The Modern Pocket Knife

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Color Black + Black

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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. 

Product details

Design
Our first front-flipper design
Form
An interesting mix: equal parts gentleman's knife and easy-to-use one-handed design
Function
One handed open and close with the integrated frame-lock design

Technical specifications

Scale Material
Rosewood
Blade Length
Blade Length
Blade Steel
Crucible S35vn Stainless Steel
Overall Length
6.4" (16.3 cm)
Weight
2.0 ounces (56.7 grams)
Frame Material
6al4v Titanium
Opening Style
Front-Flipper
Blade Shape
Modified Sheepsfoot
Carry Orientation
Ambidextrous
Hardware
Hardware
Lock Type
Frame Lock
Bearings
Ceramic Ball
Carry Style
In Pocket with Lanyard (Included)
Designed In
Portland, Oregon
Made In
Yangjiang, China
  • Regular price  €339,00
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Front Flipper with Ceramic Ball Bearings

6.4" open length

Titanium Frame-Lock Construction

2.6" closed length

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 duval damascus
the duval rosewood lanyard
the duval laydown

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.

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Rated 4.8 stars
Based on 64 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 55 Total 4 star reviews: 8 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
97%would recommend this product
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64 reviews
  • MS
    Michael S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Once 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,

    Michael

  • GB
    Geoff B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Beautiful 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.

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    Ivo K.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Knife 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!

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    Charles F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Perfect practical carry

    Aesthetic appeal, brilliant design, quality construction, compact carry... A knife to pass down to the next generation. Love it.

  • CP Profile picture for Charles P.google logo
    Charles P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Everything 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!

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