Man of Many: The James Brand’s Abbey Knife

Sometimes you discover that products created for a specific purpose serve many other functions outside of that original intent equally well. The Abbey fixed blade knife from The James Brand is just such a product. Originally, the Abbey was designed to open vinyl records, but it didn’t take long to discover that this handsome little tool was more than capable to take on other duties.

$80 seems like a lot for a glorified production kiridashi.

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