The James Brand The Hell Gap
The James Brand has done it again. The Portland-based company continues to embody the DIY spirit with its Hell Gap fixed blade knife. As James Brand puts it, this is an everyday carry that remains true to the philosophy of the brand: simple design with a standout purpose.
The Hell Gap is unlike the other EDC knives that James Brand is known for. First off, it has a fixed blade design. It may come as a surprise for those who equate James Brand products with pocket folding knives. It may not fold but the Hell Gap remains faithful to the brand’s utilitarian image.
This James Brand creation comes with a drop point blade design that’s modified to become more functional across different tasks. It does not matter if the knife is going to be used for digging roots or dicing onions and everything else in between. What matters is that the fixed blade design provides better control of knife movements. The same design also ensures stability and sturdiness.
Forming the foundation of the Hell Gap is premium-quality s25vn stainless steel. The blade may only be 3.8 inches long but you can feel more confident about its functionality. The handle feels very solid and stable on the hand. The textured surface of the Micarta canvas scale material gives the Hell Gap a more pleasant feel.
While it is true that the Hell Gap is a fixed blade knife, it does come with an elegant sheath. It has both protective and aesthetic functions, giving this James Brand knife a kind of character that is quite unique.
The James Brand Hell Gap is a beautiful and functional fixed blade knife that never fails to perform a variety of tasks. It may not be a show-stopper, but it can be an exceptional conversation piece in small group gatherings