Portland, Oregon – When you’re cooking over a bed of coals, your classic kitchen cutlery isn’t going to cut it. Following two years of design inspiration from chefs and hunters alike, two like-minded but unexpected brands – SITKA STUDIO and The James Brand – partnered to create the professional-grade, limited edition Anzick outdoor chef’s knife.
While most chef’s knives falter outside of the kitchen – broken tips, rolled edges, and blades that rust up at the first sign of water – the Anzick is purpose-built for cooking outdoors. Tough enough to make short work of a rack of venison, but still precise enough to filet a fish, the Anzick is a modern outdoor chef’s knife that combines culinary-quality with durability.
“This project started with a desire to elevate a meaningful and fundamental human experience—cooking food outdoors,” said Brad Christian, SITKA STUDIO Brand and Creative Leader. Ryan Coulter, founder of The James Brand adds,“SITKA Gear and The James Brand have a mutual obsession with nailing the details of every design and the Anzick is a reflection of that shared passion.”
Bridging the gap between what nature demands and cooking requires, the Anzick is made from razor sharp MagnaCut steel that combines the toughness and durability of high carbon steel with the corrosion resistance of stainless. The full tang construction provides maximum control, stability, and balance with a slightly textured and contoured CNC milled G10 handle to anchor your grip when chopping and cutting, even with wet hands. The rivetless construction eliminates food and debris collection points to reduce corrosion and ensures the Anzick can be easily rinsed and thoroughly cleaned. The food-safe DLC coating improves wear and abrasion resistance, while providing low-friction, high-hardness, and anti-reflective properties. A Hyphalon sheath protects the knife while storing, and easily snaps apart for quick cleaning.
Each Anzick outdoor chef’s knife (MSRP $499) is hand-made, laser-engraved and individually numbered, hand-sharpened, and made in the USA. Available now while supplies last at the jamesbrand.com and sitkagear.com/knife
About The James Brand
The James Brand was created in Portland, Oregon, in 2012 by a group of designers and adventurers who were looking to make something better. Based on the adage that if you can’t find what you want, you might have to make it yourself, we decided to put pen to paper and design something new: knives and everyday carry gear made with premium materials, a minimalist design aesthetic and clear attention to the details. We make modern things that are a better reflection of our values and lives. Modern, minimal everyday carry is what The James Brand is all about. For more on The James Brand, please visit www.thejamesbrand.com.
About SITKA STUDIO
SITKA STUDIO is an innovation incubator, brought to life by SITKA Gear, that strives to press the boundaries of creativity and build unique products and experiences that connect different cultures. For more information visit sitkagear.com/sitkastudio, or follow us on Instagram @sitkastudio