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The Duval

The Duval

The Modern Pocket Knife

Regular price  $599.00
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Color Rosewood + Damasteel

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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
Damasteel Rose DS93X
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
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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.

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THE MODERN GENTLEMEN'S POCKET KNIFE


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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.

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 84 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 68 Total 4 star reviews: 10 Total 3 star reviews: 4 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 1
92%would recommend this product
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    Mark B.
    Verified Buyer
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Look Elsewhere

    This is the second knife I've bought from the James Brand. The first one was a Carter which I use all the time and have never had any problems with. This one though was a disappointment. When it arrived the wood scale on one side already had a crack in it. Really not convinced on the quality for something that costs $300. Along with being extremely hard to open, I would look at other products.

  • JJ
    John J.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Great Knife, Not Worth The Price

    While great aesthetic and components is a must in todays age, parts to price ratio must be somewhat reasonable. Here we have a dainty titanium tool, w/ S35VN. While still a great knife, the size and build are just not worth the $300. Simply paying for the brand name and looks, over quality and integrity. I’d recommend spending the extra $100-$150 to purchase some of the more well known folding knife pioneers.

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    everdaycarry_id
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    everydaycarry_id

    great knife..

  • TS
    Thomas S.
    Verified Buyer
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 2 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Damascus version

    Putting it as nice as possible, this was a bad decision on my part. I received the knife in a timely manner, however be disappointed with the blade so called Damascus. I have two other knives from your company James Brand that are in Damascus, but the Duval looks cheap. End of story.

  • MS
    Michael S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    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

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