Whether you're hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, backcountry skiing, or simply pitching a tent next to your car at a dusty KOA, your adventure kit needs to include a trusty pocket knife. Chuck one in your backpack, and glove box, and leave it there (along with a headlamp, and maybe some Duct Tape) so it's always handy. A good outdoor pocket knife is compact, durable, and lightweight.
The James Brand's new knife, the Redstone, is an excellent example of what we're talking about.
The Redstone has all the trappings of a typical folding knife: a blade (this one's 2.5 inches, made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, and partially serrated), a lock (an ambidextrous slide lock in this case), and a handle.
That's where the Redstone takes its own route; its handle's grip is divided into multiple parts that The James Brand calls islands, which were inspired by climbing holds. They simultaneously provide new places to perch your fingers and a totally unique look. The climbing-inspired design came in part from a collaboration with climber and photographer Savannah Cummins, who also had input into the new knife's overall size and look.
The Redstone also comes with a paracord lanyard and a formed wire pocket clip to help keep it secure when you aren't cutting rope, repairing gear, breaking into a brick of cheddar, or whatever else your adventures might require a blade for.