James Brand is joining many of its peers in the enthusiast production knife realm and releasing a piece of kitchen cutlery. Their new Hells Canyon knife was designed in conjunction with chef Chris Cosentino to make an all-purpose, all-terrain food prep blade.
The Hells Canyon is based on the Hell Gap, which came out in the spring of 2019. The Hell Gap brought the signature James Brand aesthetic to fixed blades for the first time. With that knife, the company’s aim was to create a fixed blade that comfortably transitioned into as many cutting roles as possible, while still being lightweight and easy to handle. Thus the design they settled on was a simple one: a 3.8-inch drop point blade married to hand-filling, all-purpose ergonomics.
I have not jumped on the James Brand bandwagon yet. So much of what they do seems geared towards the soy beard-oil crowd. That said, this one catches my eye more than most of their offerings.View Linked Article