Our most advanced everyday-carry knife.
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.
All day, every day.
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.
Length : 6.5" / 16.7 cm
The Carter XL
Length : 7.8" / 19.8 cm
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.
every detail considered
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.
See it in Action
- DKDan K.Verified ReviewerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks agoBone & 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 www.darkrunneroverland.com
- DRDavid R.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 month agoIt’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!
- BSBill S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 month agoJB
Outstanding attention to detail, smooth as butter operating. Customer service is outstanding and very helpful. Highly recommend this entire company.
- JFJoshua F.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 month agoGreat 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.
- WWWayne W.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 month agoLove it
Works great and looks great from every perspective!