products/TJB_2020_JamesxTopo_Web_Product_1600x1296_RedBlack_FullCollabOnWhite_Seperate.jpg

$150.00

James° × Topo Designs: Holiday Capsule

Rated 4.4 out of 5
5 Reviews

Colorful Carry.

We’ve been wanting to collaborate with Topo for a long time, as we’ve been a fan of their use of color, and for their uncanny ability mix outdoor functionality and classic styling with a more simple, clean design aesthetic (like us). We appreciate both their approach and their products. We worked with the Topo team to create a simple, beautiful daily-carry kit, featuring two of our most popular products: The Ellis locking pocket knife and the Hardin key carabiner. Topo Designs created a pouch specifically for this collaboration which makes for a really nice daily carry package.
average rating 4.4 out of 5
Based on 5 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    3 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    1 Review
  • 3 Stars
    1 Review
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Customer photos and videos
5 Reviews
Reviewed by JF
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Could be better

The good:

The size of this knife is great for the pocket. The serration to straight blade ratio, and shape of the blade is perfect. The bottle opener and screwdriver work great. The pouch is neat looking and holds the knife pretty tight. Almost too tight. I'm sure it will loosen over time.

The okay:

I purchased this knife for the color, however, the red scales aren't bright as they are in the pictures. To get that look, you would need to get them wet. They seem to have a white haze over them.

The bad:

The pry bar is not really usable. The fulcrum of the pry bar falls right where the lanyard loop attaches to the handle via screw which makes it unstable. It is not a point you would want to apply a lot of force to. I would prefer not to have an attached lanyard loop. Instead, a simple hole through the handle or scraper (think Elko) would make this 100% better. The overly rounded shape of the scraper is also not ideal for prying. Surprisingly, the scraper actually scrapes even though it is fairly rounded off. I'm sure this makes it more comfortable in the pocket if you choose not to use the pouch.

The worse:

The lock mechanism is hard to press and gets stuck a lot. This is probably a quality control issue. The are two separate locks, one for the blade and one for the bottle opener. There is no way you can press one without pressing the other. Why not just have it as one piece? Maybe it would even function smoother.

I would probably still recommend this product as it has a…

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Eric K.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Cool Topo Collab

I love the Ellis, so much that this is my second one (first is silver/stainless)! The Red and Black look great together. The Topo pouch looks good and will keep the knife protected. There was a black mark on the handle, but I think that is from rubbing on the inside of the pouch during shipping ( I have not attempted to remove it yet). My only grievance is that the Hardin carabiner doesn't really match the colors of the knife or pouch. It's a deeper red, almost maroon, than the UGA Red of the knife. But lets be honest, that really isn't even a real "issue." *Edit: This being a Holiday set, it might've been intentional to have the carabiner look more like a Christmas red, like a Santa suit?

Besides being too picky about the color of the carabiner, this is quality just like the other knives and accessories that TJB (and Topo) makes, and pretty cool too.

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Derek
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Awesome capsule!!!

Amazing capsule, beautifully done.

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Luke W.
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

2 Great brands!

I have this knife and love it. It’s been my EDC for the last several months and it just feels and operates like a quality product. I also have several Topo Design products and love them as well. Awesome that these two great companies are working together!

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Ryan C.
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

When great brands work together

You get something awesome. Love this one!

Loading...
Was this helpful?