When Duty Calls.
Named after the Kline arrowhead found in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania, the Kline is our newest American-made folder and packs a lot of punch into a larger, rugged form factor. The Kline represents our first use of MagnaCut, a new EDC-specific stainless steel designed to be ultra corrosion resistant and extremely durable. This is a true USA-made super-steel, and we are excited to introduce it into the TJB line. The Kline also has a removable/reversible deep-carry clip, a the TJB Slide-Lock locking mechanism, and a full-liner construction. With its larger size, Micarta scales and ambidextrous design, the Kline has everything you need in a larger workhorse folder.
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.
Named after the Kline arrowhead found in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania, the Kline is our newest American-made folder and packs a lot of punch into a larger, rugged form factor. The Kline represents our first use of MagnaCut, a new knife-specific stainless steel designed to be ultra corrosion resistant and extremely durable. This is a true USA-made supersteel, and we are excited to get it into the TJB line.
EVERY DETAIL CONSIDERED
A Knife for Tough Jobs.
The Kline comes equipped with a removable and reversible deep-carry pocket clip, a Slide-Lock locking mechanism and a full-liner construction. With its larger size, Micarta scales and ambidextrous design, the Kline has everything you need in a larger hard-working daily folder.
MagnaCut: An American-made supersteel
The Kline represents our first use of MagnaCut, a new EDC-specific powdered metallurgy steel designed to be ultra corrosion resistant and extremely durable. MagnaCut is the product of Larrin Thomas, a self-professed knife nerd and the guy who actually wrote the book on blade steel engineering. He's dedicated his career to the study of blade steels and their properties. Your blade is the heart of your knife, and the properties of blade steels vary widely. Larrin's mission was to create a new EDC steel that would tackle a classic issue: how do you get the corrosion resistance of a stainless steel with the toughness and durability of high carbon steels? MagnaCut was his answer, and we are proud to bring it to the TJB line for the first time with the Kline.
The Best of Both Worlds.
"MagnaCut has the corrosion resistance of stainless steels, but with the performance characteristics of a traditional high-carbon steel."
- Larrin Thomas, MagnaCut creator and author of "Knife Engineering"
DESIGNED TO GET THE JOB DONE
Made in the USA.
We know that for a lot of people buying products made in the USA is important. It's important to us too, and we're making commitments to make more products here in the States. The Kline is our second USA-made knife, and there are more coming in the future. We are proud to produce the Kline domestically, and we'll continue to expand the products that we make close to home. Stay tuned for more USA-made products in 2023.
The TJB Workhorse.
We've listened to a lot of requests for a larger, more full-bodied knife that was designed to do tough jobs that might be outside the scope of a lighter-weight EDC folder. That's where the Kline came from. It's the knife you've been asking us to make: USA-made, MagnaCut blade steel, Micarta scales, an ambidextrous design and a larger form factor. This is a knife that we are really proud of and we know you're going to appreciate it as well. The Kline will be there for you when you need it most.
See it in Action
- CHCraig H.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars4 days agoThe Kline
Love the knife!
Very nice feel in the hand, lightweight , super sharp, smooth, and easy to operate. I’m also very happy to have a made in the USA product. It’s become my EDC first choice.
Well done, Craig H.
- RRRichard R.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars1 week agoGreat knife
This is a fantastic knife. I've been collecting knives for over 30 years. We're in a short of folding knife renaissance. Even still, this is a shining example of everything good in a folding knife. Great materials, steel second to none, solid construction, and great fit and finish. A lot of knives with "super steels" lack proper heat treatment. If you have a super steel at hrc 58-60 you're missing the benefits of the steel. This blade is definitely treated correctly. Looking forward to many years of carry.
- YMYves M.Verified ReviewerI recommend this productRated 5 stars3 weeks agoGreat knife comfortable and strong!
I am Canadian. I have used Swiss Army knife for more than 3 decades and I use it almost every day! Since I discovered the James brand, I admit to being very impressed. That's another game! The knife is very strong, easy to manipulate, made locally in US and can be used every day. I love it! YM.
- AAxelVerified ReviewerI recommend this productRated 4 stars3 weeks agoThe Kline
This knife is great, Its sharp, strong, sits in you palm nicely, and feels indestructible. The only complaint I have is that the OD green is a little bit ashy in real life. Otherwise great knife and worth the money.
- TSTrent S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars1 month agoOne for the knife enthusiasts.
The kline, I like everything about it, the aesthetics, materials and manufacturing. This blade is ground to slice, with great geometry a deep hollow grind and a cutting edge steel. I honestly have nothing negative to say about it, not even for the price. Anyone who considers themselves a knife knerd, and has disregarded this one based on preconceived notions, should reconsider. No regrind needed for this one, James made this one for the serious user.