The James Brand Collaborates on a New Outdoor Chef Knife

An Outdoor Chef Knife for Those Who Don’t Like to Compromise When Camping.

It’s called the Anzick, and it’s “designed specifically for bringing a professional-grade culinary experience into the outdoors”, according to their press release. It’s also a limited edition handmade and individually numbered in the USA, so it might not be available for long.

James Brand x SITKA STUDIO Anzick Outdoor Chefs Knife 3

The Anzick is a simple looking gyuto-like design meant to be tough and easy to maintain in the wilderness. The blade is Magnacut steel set into a rivetless G10 handle with full tang construction. It also features a black DLC coating for added corrosion and wear resistance, and comes with a Hypalon sheath (a synthetic rubber material) that’s designed to snap apart so it’s easy to clean and dry.

James Brand x SITKA STUDIO Anzick Outdoor Chefs Knife 4

This is arguably The James Brand’s second foray into rugged kitchen knife territory, although The Hell’s Gap is closer to a high-functioning fixed-blade EDC than a dedicated chef’s knife. This was designed and manufactured in collaboration with SITKA STUDIO, though, a name which might not be familiar to purebred knife aficionados because the Anzick is the first knife design of any kind that they’ve been involved with. But they’re no strangers to outdoor gear as they’ve been dealing in high quality clothing and gear for hunters since 2015 (they’re also a branch of the athletic wear company Gorewear).

Getting ready to prepare a freshly caught fish with the all new James Brand Anzick chef knife.

The Anzick is currently available globally from The James Brand site, and from the Sitka Gear site within North America. They’re only making 600 pieces of this design, so act quick if it’s something you’re interested in.

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Andrew has been a commercial writer for about a decade. He escaped from a life of writing mundane product descriptions by running away to the woods and teaching himself how to bake and chop stuff up in the kitchen. He has a background in landscaping, Filipino martial arts, and drinking whiskey.

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