American knife brand The James Brand, which was founded in 2012 in Portland, Oregon, USA, this week introduced its first utility knife with a fixed blade, before which the brand was known exclusively for folding pocket knives for everyday carry. The novelty, called Hell Gap, stands out as a versatile cutting tool, the size of which allows it to be effectively used both in everyday life in urban conditions, and as a durable and convenient field knife..
The full tail blade of the Hell Gap knife is made using CPM S35VN powdered martensitic stainless steel, which typically has a hardness of 58-61 HRC. The blade is offered in two design options, with and without a black PVD coating. The uncoated version is ground by tumbling. According to preliminary information, the total length of the blade will be slightly more than 96 mm, and the maximum thickness on the butt is 3.5 mm.
The handle is made from smooth Micarta overlays, which are also available in two color options. The handle has a smooth and slightly curved design, the pommel is complemented by a small lanyard hole, and steel hex bolts are used to fix the pads. The total length of the knife is not less than 198 mm, the length of the handle is about 102 mm.
Depending on the choice of design, the TJB Hell Gap series knives are priced at $300 and $335. Complete with knives, regardless of design, two sheath options are supplied — these are small profiled sheaths made of Kydex thermoplastic and full-size sheaths made of nylon material.
- The James Brand has released a new larger model of The Carter folding everyday knife, which is available in three designs.