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The Redstone

The Redstone

Regular price  $89.00
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Made to go anywhere, and go lightly


Color Coral + Turquoise

Blade Shape

Blade Shape Serrated

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The outdoor adventure knife, entirely re-imagined.

The Redstone is designed to be a compact and lightweight outdoor knife that you’ll bring along anywhere the trail may take you. With our new island design concept, the Redstone allows for a finger to rest between the islands, providing superior grip, especially for a smaller knife. The Redstone is built around a one-piece die-stamped chassis which makes it incredibly strong, reducing the overall number of parts. The Redstone features our TJB Slide-Lock design for secure lock-up and easy one-handed use. The Redstone features a Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel for high corrosion resistance and great edge retention and has our very first bent-wire clip, it’s the lightest and simplest clip possible.

Product details

Adventure Ready
Compact, but full-featured. The Redstone packs a bunch in a small package that you can fit nearly anywhere.
Blade Options
Available in both straight and serrated blade options.
Slide Lock Design
Leverages the TJB Slide-Lock design for secure lock-up and ambidextrous use.
Wire Clip
Our first formed-wire clip design

Technical specifications

1.8 oz / 50 g
Blade Steel
Sandvik 12C27
Blade Length
2.5" / 6.3 cm
Overall Length
6.2" / 15.6 cm
Lock Type
TJB Slide-Lock
Carry Orientation
Blade Type
Drop Point
Scale Material
Stainless Steel and Black-Oxide
Lightweight Paracord (included)
Pocket Clip
Deep Carry, Formed Wire
Carry Style
Tip Up
Phosphor Bronze
Designed In
Portland, Oregon
Made In
Yangjiang, China
  • Regular price  $89.00
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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.

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Sandvik 12C27 stainless-steel blade

6.2” overall length

Island grip design

Inspired by climbing holds

Made to go anywhere.

Everyone in the backcountry needs a pocket knife, but there are few that you can both trust and blend seamlessly alongside the rest of your gear. The opportunity we saw with the Redstone was to make a small, lightweight knife that you could toss in your pack and basically forget about (until you really need it), but that had more premium materials, and was full-featured. The Redstone features our very first formed-wire pocket clip, a hand-hold grip design, an ambi-dextrous slide lock mechanism, and a partially serrated blade.

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redstone glacier blue
redstone od green stainless

The outdoor adventure knife, entirely re-imagined.

The Redstone looks different because it is different. We created a one-piece chassis design that allowed us to minimize parts and keep out dirt and grime, while providing the structure required for the mechanism and grips. It can be fully-operated (both opened and closed) with one hand, and has a slide-lock mechanism, meaning that it’s extra secure when opened, but still easy to unlock and close with one hand. The Redstone uses our very first bent-wire pocket clip– one of the very lightest and most functional clip designs out there. It also comes with a lanyard, so that you can deploy it easily or clip it to other things. Add in a partially serrated blade ready to cut or rip, and the Redstone really is the full package.

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Made for this.

Made for that.

Every Detail Considered

Designing the Redstone.

We developed the Redstone with professional rock climber and photographer Savannah Cummins. She gave us a great insight; there are always three things in the top of her pack: a Bic lighter, some lip balm, and a small pocket knife. The thing about a pocket knife is that you never know when you are going to need it, but when you need it– you really need it. No other tool will do the job. Making one that is small enough to make the cut when you are packing your gear, but useful enough for hard and repeated work is a difficult undertaking. That was the mission of the Redstone.

redstone design sketch

An idea worth holding on to.

Savannah is a rock climber, and rock holds, especially those inside climbing gyms have a very particular set of forms that are designed to maximize grip and surface area for fingers. This was our second insight. Grip on pocket knives is always an issue; imagine the consequences of dropping your wet pocket knife from a rock outcropping hundreds of feet off the ground. Could we use the concept of “holds” to make a small knife with great grip?

This “hold” concept gave us the chance to have some more fun with color, as that is always one of the things that is challenging in the pocket knife space: the general materials palette doesn’t allow for much exploration, but injected “holds” could really open things up.

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redstone primer gray in hand
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Reviewed by Danial P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Amazing Product

Just got my Redstone knife a couple of weeks ago.

It is simply awesome. It is a peace of art. Carefully and beautifully crafted.

I will definitely buy more of their products.

Hopefully The James Brand offer more discounts for Christmas ;) ;) ;)

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Reviewed by Landon S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Very good but hardly great.

Up front, I will say I really like this knife and would recommend it in the right context.

I think it's important to note that this knife does seem a little small in person. I don't think that's inherently a good or bad thing, but might be worth knowing if you're making a purchasing decision.

I own and enjoy two other TJB knives (The Carter and The Abbey) and am very likely to purchase more. The Redstone is a good knife and has some advantages, one of them being that it's comparatively inexpensive when looking at other bar style locking knives, including The Carter, but The Redstone is not a bad knife by any means.

Personally, I really admire folding knives that are precise and well-tuned. The Redstone falls a little short in this area. There's a small but noticeable amount of side-to-side play in the blade when open, and the bar on the lock does skew diagonally very easily. The pocket clip also leaves a lot to be desired - for me it takes both hands to clip onto my pocket but is easy to withdraw.

I do not want a knife that I'm afraid to use. The Redstone excels in this area. The details I mentioned before about a little blade play and the crossbar skewing easily don't in any way make me worry that it's going to break or fail on me. In fact, the crossbar skewing the way it does might make it a little more fidgety for some. The relatively low cost of the knife allows me to not worry so much about having to replace it for any reason, which I can't say of many of the…

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Reviewed by Lisa D.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love this product...

Love your products!

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Reviewed by Eric E.
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 2 out of 5
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Needs improvement

Great knife, but it is too small and needs a less cheap feeling plastic for the base. Otherwise the design and look is great!

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Reviewed by Michael S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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5 Stars

The James Brand makes great knives. Lots of companies make great knives but what sets the James Brand apart is their amazing customer service. So helpful. And the Redstone is a great knife. Thanks!

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