The James Brand Launched Limited-Edition Collaboration with Lucas Beaufort
May 16, 2019
Welcome to the Hell Gap LTD. A limited-edition collaboration with artist Lucas Beaufort
You’ve never seen anything like this before, because nothing like this has ever existed before. We partnered with artist, nomad and skateboarder Lucas Beaufort to create a super-limited edition of our new Hell Gap fixed blade knife. This release is limited to only twenty pieces, and no two pieces are the same. Once they are gone, they are gone forever.
Lucas Beaufort is an artist who has come up through the world of skateboarding. His simple linear style with occasional bursts of color has become recognizable throughout the urban cultural landscape. He's collaborated with companies across multiple industries and has found a second home in the Portland creative scene. When he's not painting he's skateboarding or relaxing in Cannes with his wife Garance. Working with Minneapolis-based knife-maker and materials expert Adam Brackney (@WKRMN) we created an innovative way to translate the colorful artwork of Lucas into the handles of the Hell Gap. We pushed resin technology to the limits and molded 3-dimensional blocks of the artwork, and then cut the handles out. This means that the color goes all the way through the material, and it ensures that no two can ever be the same.