James Brand The Pike | Black
The Pike started with a simple brief: create a modern take on your grandfathers knife, a simple, clean interpretation of the classic non-locking slip-joint. We paired inviting, warm materials with a clean, modern form meant for those who wanted to carry a knife in their pocket, not on their hip. The result was a slim, minimal design thats destined to become a modern heirloom.
|BLADE STEEL||SANDVIK 12C27|
|DESIGNED IN||PORTLAND, OREGON|
|MADE IN||YANGJIANG, CHINA|
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Not Your Grandfather's Pocket Knife
The Pike started with a simple brief: create a modern take on your grandfather’s knife – a simple, clean interpretation of the classic non-locking slip-joint. TJB paired inviting, warm materials with a clean, modern form meant for those who wanted to carry their knife in their pocket, not on their hip. The result was a slim, minimal design that is destined to become a modern heirloom.
Designed to be an Icon.
TJB started designing the Pike after listening to their customers feedback on the County. The County was TJB's second knife ever, and it shared the same initial brief as the Pike: to create a modern interpretation of the small, in-pocket slip joint like your grandfather might have in his pocket. TJB started by turning the form on its head, and instead of using the horizontal lines of the two bolsters as key design details, they created a long horizontal line that became the defining element of the design.
Since that time they have seen many others borrow liberally from that idea. They've maintained that key element in the Pike, but they've softened the form to make it more at home in the pocket. They've also added a Wharncliffe blade shape, which is a first for TJB. This gives the knife a minimal, refined feel, and maximizes the length of the blade with regard to the overall length of the knife.