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The Redstone

The Redstone

Made to go anywhere, and go lightly

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Color Red + Primer Gray

Blade Shape

Blade Shape Straight

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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
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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.

redstone tangerine
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
average rating 4.7 out of 5
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Reviewed by Will J.
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Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Great Concept.

The Redstone is a great concept in the right hands. However, since I have XL/XXL size hands, this isn’t the best for me.

Negatives: size and the aluminum frame hurts my index finger when using the knife for more than one cut. It feels like it is digging in to my finger.

Positives: “axis” lock, styling, color options and blade steel. The Sandvik 12C27 has a corrosion resistance close to a LC200n which is great for anyone working around water.

This knife would be great for anyone with smaller hands or if you live in an area where blade length is an issue. For now, this knife is getting attached to my backpack to have a dependable steel when out and about.

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Reviewed by Chris T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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It's winning serious time in my pocket

Overall I am very happy with the knife. I probably have 25+ knives in my collection at this point, several from TJB. I think this is very close to the perfect size for EDC. If I'm on a hike with the kids I can carve a stick but if I'm home and a package arrives it isn't to big to look silly opening a box. I am not John Rambo I don't need to fight off 50 people hunting me down in the woods. This fits well in my hand and has good action. If I'm being picky I would say I like the locking mechanism on the carter better as it works well with one finger but that more of a nit pick not an issue. It might be my new favorite.

-Chris T.

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Reviewed by Elli Rosenberg C/O Star F.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Red, grey and black

Great little EDC pocketknife.

The main attributes to good EDC gear are high portability, low weight and good quality. Good looks aren't bad either... The redstone checks all these boxes.

Perfect for those looking for a minimalistic and cleanly designed cutting tool. It is marketed as an outdoor oriented knife meant for climbing, yet fits in perfectly well in an urban environment as well.

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Reviewed by Greg E.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Red stone - The James Brand

Functionality 👍🏼 , Quality 👍🏼 , Design 👍🏼

Excellent Product !

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

A sharp and easy operating knife with great looks

It's my current EDC and works well.

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