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The Carter

The Carter

Regular price  €179,00
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Our most advanced everyday-carry knife.


Color Orange + Stainless

Blade Shape

Blade Shape Straight


Size XL

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With the Carter you get both brawn and beauty.

Featuring a slide-lock mechanism, a corrosion-resistant VG-10 stainless steel blade, fully-profiled G10 or Micarta scales and a deep-carry, reversible pocket clip, the Carter is the most advanced knife we've ever made. It's slim and lightweight, but fully capable in any environment. It's also fully ambidextrous, and the pocket clip can easily be removed and replaced with a lanyard insert. The thumb disc design means that the Carter is easy to use with one hand, so it's at the ready in all situations. The Carter is going to immediately earn it's spot in your EDC rotation.

Product details

Award Winning Everyday Carry
Our most advanced everyday-carry knife, and always a top seller.
Multiple Sizes
Available in both regular and large sizes; choose the one that fits your needs/hands the best!
Blade Options
Also available in both straight and serrated options.
Ambidextrous Design
A totally ambidextrous design. The Slide-Lock mechanism is symmetrical across the knife, and the thumb stud is totally ambidextrous. The clip can also be moved to either side, or removed completely.
Choose your Carry
Includes an optional lanyard loop in case a pocket clip isn't your thing.

Technical specifications

Blade Steel
Blade Length
2.8” / 7.0 cm
Overall Length
6.5” / 16.7 cm
3.0 oz / 85 grams
Lock Type
Ambidextrous slide lock
Blade Shape
Drop point
Edge Type
Straight Edge
Opening Style
Ambidextrous thumb disc
Scale Material
Machined G10
Main Pivot
Stainless Steel / Torx T8
Stainless Steel / Torx T6
Carry Style
Tip up
Clip Material
Stainless Steel
Clip Hardware
Torx T6
Bearing Style
Phosphor bronze washers
Designed In
Portland, Oregon
Made In
Yangjiang, China
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We make knives and tools for people who live adventurously - for people like us. For those who aren’t content consuming other people’s stories, and who don’t wait around for other people to fix things. We're with you, from the pocket to the hand, and back again.

the carter vs the carter xl

The Carter

Length : 6.5" / 16.7 cm

The Carter XL

Length : 7.8" / 19.8 cm

the carter slide lock
the carter pocket clip

Form and Function.

The Carter features slide-lock technology, a first for us here at TJB. The slide-lock is secure, easy to understand and ambidextrous. It’s designed for use with one hand, and has been a staple mechanism of everyday carry knives for a long time.

Ambidextrous Design

the carter thumb disk

Thumb Disk

every detail considered

the carter sketch

Designed & Made Better

The Japanese-made VG-10 stainless steel blade has great edge-retention and corrosion resistance. VG-10 was designed to handle the abuse of the culinary world, but because of its amazing characteristics, it’s found a home in the world of everyday carry. The Carter is available with G10 scales or in natural Micarta; both are fully sculpted and feel amazing in hand. The opening style uses a symmetrical thumb-disc on top of the blade, making for easy, affirmative one-handed opening. The deep-carry pocket clip is our deepest ever. It’s easily reversible (using a Torx T6, not included). If a pocket clip isn’t your thing you can replace the clip with the included lanyard insert.

The Carter is available in regular and XL sizes, so it will fit hands and jobs of all sizes. If you are looking for something that is discreet and rides easily in any pocket all day, stick with the standard Carter. If you've got bigger hands, and need a full-size knife for hardcore work day in and day out, the Carter XL is for you.

the carter and carter xl laydown
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 476 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 406 Total 4 star reviews: 48 Total 3 star reviews: 14 Total 2 star reviews: 6 Total 1 star reviews: 2
96%would recommend this product
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  • DK Profile picture for Dan K.
    Dan K.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Bone & Black, Never Go Back

    EDC knife carrier for as long as I can remember. Always on the lookout for the next exciting shape, handle, look, feel. Never heard of James until I stumbled into a surf shop in SoCal a few years back. There was the Carter...bone handle, black blade. "Oh yes, it will be mine." Immediately fell in love with the way it fit in my hand, how lightweight and yet sturdy it was, the color of that white bone on the black blade, the minimalist style with just the right amount of detail, and DANG it was sharp... Instantly became my favorite. I have many others from other great companies that are in rotation based on the pants I'm wearing or the task at hand. But the Carter always seems to find its way into my daily routine, in some way shape or form. Absolutely love it! Highly recommend James brand knives to ALL my customers. Looking forward to my next James...or perhaps selling them at

  • DR Profile picture for David R.
    David R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    It’s huge! Love it!

    The Carter was my first James brand knife, got the black and natural Micarta, absolutely loved it so I bought more. This is now my 4th knife from them and they are all friggin fantastic! Had to see the size difference for myself and woohoo! Definitely suggest them all! Just have to hold them for yourself and you will be hooked!

  • BS
    Bill S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago

    Outstanding attention to detail, smooth as butter operating. Customer service is outstanding and very helpful. Highly recommend this entire company.

  • JF
    Joshua F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Great EDC knife!

    This is my first James Brand knife and I was cautious when purchasing it. I normally carry a little smaller “gentleman’s pocket knife.” This thing looks super clean, with subdued, subtle lines and styling. The weight is perfect and the quality has exceeded my expectations. I have no doubt it could withstand much more of a beating then I’ll give it. The knife also came hair shaving sharp out of the box. I’m very pleased and have been looking at the other James Brand models now.

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    Wayne W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Love it

    Works great and looks great from every perspective!

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