The James Brand is one of those groups of folks which embody the spirit of D.I.Y. The Portland, Oregon-based company is not satisfied with hearing the experiences of others or waiting for problems to be solved for them. They'd much rather take the reins themselves and create the stories and products they want - and they're probably doing a better job of it anyhow. Their line of knives are simple by design, but have a clear purpose. While beautiful, they are not flashy. They are functional folding knives for everyday carry and everyday use. And they're built to endure in that task.