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The Carter

The Carter

Our most advanced everyday-carry knife

Regular price  $159.00
Regular price  Sale price  $159.00
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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.

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
  • Regular price  $159.00
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The Carter and Carter XL vertical with blades open

The Carter

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.

Carter knife close up

Ambidextrous Design

Of Carter knife close up

Thumb Disk

every detail considered

A sketch of the Carter pocket knife.

Designed & Made Better

The 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.

average rating 4.8 out of 5
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Reviewed by Shar T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Awesome EDC pocket knife

One of the nicer pocket knives in my collection. Great ergonomics; Nice blade shape; Arrived razor sharp; meticulously packed in its own wooden case. The only negative I have is that I wish there was more gimping on the top of the blade for a better grip. Otherwise a perfect tool.

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Reviewed by Daniel E.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great EDC

Great EDC. Sharp blade. Smooth easy one hand open and close. Couldn't have asked for more.

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Reviewed by Reed H L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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James brand knives quality

I love my James brand Carter. I actually have 4 James brand knives. Love them all great workmanship.

Worth the money.

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Reviewed by Christopher R.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Great knife, poor quality control

The knife itself is awsome, exactly what I wanted. However, it showed up with black smudges on it. Now, I realize I bought the white knife but I would have liked to have started with it completely white. Disappointing considering the "premium " brand and price. That's why 4 stars.

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