A pocket knife is much more than just a tool to deal with the small varied problems encountered in a day; it is also an expression of the character of its user. The sleek and minimal construction of the James Brand Chapter Knife ($275) presents a no-nonsense approach.

Although newly redesigned this semi-stainless steel single blade folding knife still oozes classic utility. Titanium frame-lock construction helps keep this tool sturdy and dependable as well as easy to maintain.

The Chapter Knife stays convenient in a pocket or on a belt via the right hand oriented clip. It is carried tip down and has a very maneuverable 2.8 inch drop point blade. The knife can be found with either a standard straight blade or a serrated combo blade. It is sleek, it is simple, it is quiet understated style in a knife that can easily last a lifetime.