The James Brand is a small team trying to do big things — something we understand very well at Uncrate. They're all about the details. They're aiming to build a longstanding company. And they're designing knives that they want to carry themselves. We knew all of this before we approached them to do a limited edition knife earlier this autumn, and we also knew they'd knock it out of the park. The James x Uncrate County Knife is the result of our collaboration. Built in the James HQ in Portland, our edition gets the obligatory blacked-out styling, while retaining all of the utility and usefulness of your favorite pocket knife. Our County knife features beautiful ebony wood inlays, a black PVD-coated Sandvic 12C27 steel blade, black PVD-coated 416 steel handles, and a custom black paracord lanyard for easy retrieval. With a blade length of 2.5-inches and a clip-less design, the County knife will live in your pocket undetected — both by you and by anyone who thinks you shouldn't be carrying one. Delivering late January.
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Automatic knives are dangerous, and might not even be legal where you live. But if you're looking for one, the Kershaw Launch 1 Knife is a great choice. It has a 3.4-inch blade made from corrosion- and wear-resistant CPM154 steel with a BlackWash finish, a contoured anodized aluminum handle, a reversible pocketclip to accommodate left- or right-hand usage, and a quick, powerful push-button opening system. Made in Oregon.