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The Carter

The Carter

Our most advanced everyday-carry knife.

Regular price  $169.00
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Color Black + Stainless

Blade Shape

Blade Shape Straight


Size XL

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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
3.3" / 8.4 cm
Overall Length
7.8" / 19.8 cm
3.3 oz. / 93 g
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 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.

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Ambidextrous Design

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Thumb Disk

every detail considered

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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.

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531 Reviews
Reviewed by Mitch K.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

I love it

It's beautiful, it is super easy to flip open one-handed and I love the design. The only drawback is the clip is a little tight and I am forced to use a finger to assist in the draw out of the pocket. I have to put the tip of my finger where the clip connects with my pants and slightly pull it away. Not a huge drawback but I'm just getting used to a different pull on my daily knife

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Reviewed by Mickey R.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

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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Reviewed by Garrett D.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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I love this knife!

This has been my favorite knife by far, and the customer service really puts it over the top. Recently, the thumb screw broke. I reached out to support, and they immediately sent a replacement thumb piece. Unfortunately, since the screw broke off, it couldn't be attached. I followed up with a picture, and they immediately sent an entire replacement knife. No hoops to jump through. No back-and-forth explaining. They just handled it. Have never been happier with a customer support experience ever. Add that to great, high-quality gear, and we have a winner.

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Reviewed by Zachary C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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The Carter

I really love this knife it’s slim, smooth and has a great blade. There is only one thing that I don’t like about the Carter and it’s that that there isn’t much grip on the handle. While I love the smooth feeling of the material my it feels like the knife may slide on me. I don’t know if my hands are too big for the size I got or if it’s the fact that the material used is just like that. Overall though would buy from ya’ll again.

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Reviewed by Manny S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect knife

I use this knife everyday it is perfect! Love it. My second one!

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