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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 Bone + 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 522 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 448 Total 4 star reviews: 52 Total 3 star reviews: 14 Total 2 star reviews: 6 Total 1 star reviews: 2
97%would recommend this product
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522 reviews
  • MS
    Mark S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Keep it in the family

    I received my Carter a few years ago as a gift.

    I like it so much, I bought three more for my adult children.

    These seem like knives that may last forever so I had them engraved.

  • JM
    Joseph M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago

    I have Botton many knives from you guys, and like usual you guys did not disappoint. Love the colors of this knife and the great quality like the rest of your products own.

  • BP
    brian p.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago

    Wife bought me this for Father’s Day. I believe it is the 5th or 6th James knife that I have. They are high quality and great EDCs. Love the looks of this one. It is the XL size. Which I was super excited about. I will say, I like the smaller one though because it’s easier in my smaller hands to 1 hand open and close and “play” with. Can’t say anything bad about quality or customer service. They’re amazing. Wish I had enough $$ to buy alllllll their knives.

  • RS
    rakhmat s.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago

    Love it! Will be buying more products soon.

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    Abe C.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    2nd carter

    My first Carter was black and stainless with a g10 handle. It was the best knife in every way for me. Unfortunately I lost it. Spent months trying to find it. Finally I got a new Carter for my birthday this year. This time it had an od green handle made from micarta. It is even better in my opinion than the first one. I was using it in the rain the other day and when the micarta got wet it actually had more grip when wet. God I love the Carter. Best EDC I've ever had by a Longshot. My advice is, buy this knife the xl is perfect for an average guy. Now they just need to make replacement blades out of magnacut so I can customize my Carter!

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