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The Carter

The Carter

Our most advanced everyday-carry knife.

Regular price  €169,00
Regular price  Sale price  €169,00
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Color OD Green + Orange + Black

Blade Shape

Blade Shape Straight


Size medium

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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.

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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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.

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 560 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 483 Total 4 star reviews: 54 Total 3 star reviews: 15 Total 2 star reviews: 6 Total 1 star reviews: 2
97%would recommend this product
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560 reviews
  • EA
    Eliezer A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Very nice perfect everyday knife

    Love the color combo, perfect everyday knife, thanks

  • DK
    Dennis K.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    My second one.

    After losing my first one while hunting I received a metal detector for Christmas. Found it. Now have two. Deciding who to gift it to.

  • XL
    Xavier L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Perfect Pocket Knife

    This is my 2nd James knife. The size is perfect for the 5th pocket in your jeans, and the knife itself is a pretty nice. The copper color is what grabbed my attention in the firstplace!

  • VM
    Vjeko M.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Love the design but...

    I like James brand, love the image, the story, attention to detail, I'm a watch designer so kinda category that is somewhat very close in terms of materials, technicality, CMFs etc.

    Good: design, color way (blackout w pop of acid green anodized detail on the blade), packaging, nice touch with that "your first cut" on the envelope sticker that came with the knife.

    Fine: Ergonomics of the handle, lock system.

    Bad: I will not call it the quality, I think materials are fine, it's more proportions and general measurements of the components. For example, the blade is under 3mm thick (I will not advertise other brands here, some people did call out a few that are comparable). The blade should've been 4mm which would give it that "tool" feel and durability, the actual frame feels too thin as well, better ball-bearing system would be great so the fold would be smoother and feel more controlled with better feedback.

    XL version, this is somewhat too "skinny" and would've been much better if the knife had 20-30% more material overall. 15-20mm more length.

    I really expected more serous knife than what it actually is. I will keep it as design object and maybe cut an avocado or two, but for some serious backpacking, utility knife, I will be deploying something else.



  • MR
    Mickey R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Every Day Carry

    This may be the best Every Day Carry Knife that I have ever owned. It is ready to go right out of the box. Very sharp and professionally smooth action.

    Look forward to putting it to work every day and maintaining it properly!

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