While most EDC knives try to cram every possible tool and feaure into their designs, The Wells from The James Brand is the absolute opposite. A masterclass in minimalism, The Wells is a pocket flipper that’s all about visual purity, opting for a sleek MagnaCut stainless steel blade encased within a clean, minimalist Aluminum 6061 handle. Barring the thin pocket clip on one end, a button lock, and The James Brand logo, nothing interferes with The Wells’ aesthetic. The result is something so pristine it looks precious, and like the kind of EDC you’d carry in the pocket of your expensive suit rather than with run-of-the-mill outdoor clothes.
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The knife comes with a sweet flipper action and a button lock that reliably keeps the blade open when in use. Deployable with a single stroke, the blade slides out ever so gracefully thanks to the stainless steel caged ball bearing mechanism, and can be made to retreat back into the handle by pressing the button. Counter-sunk screws hold The Wells’ two-part handle together, as well as a minimalist pocket clip that lets you easily slide the EDC into your pants or breast pocket for carrying around with you. There’s no carabiner hole on this because The Wells is a little too dignified for a carabiner. Moreover, carrying it with your keys or other tools would be kind of a sacrilege considering The Wells has rather solo-performer personality.
The Wells gets its name from the Wells projectile point found in Cherokee County, Texas. Named after one of the first American-made implements, The Wells is also James Brand’s first true flipper knife, paying tribute to its heritage. The knife starts at