Skip to product information
1 of 6

The Carter

The Carter

Our most advanced everyday-carry knife.

Regular price  $229.00
Regular price  Sale price  $229.00
Tax included.

Color Black + Stainless

Blade Shape

Blade Shape Straight


Size Medium

View full details

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
  • Regular price  $229.00
    Regular price  Sale price  $229.00
  • Buy Now
carter showcase

The Carter

Length : 6.5" / 16.7 cm

The Carter XL

Length : 7.8" / 19.8 cm

carter mechanism detail
carter clip detail

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 cutting avocado

Ambidextrous Design

carter thumb disk detail

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.

carter western laydown
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 606 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 521 Total 4 star reviews: 57 Total 3 star reviews: 18 Total 2 star reviews: 7 Total 1 star reviews: 3
96%would recommend this product
Customer-uploaded media carousel. Press left and right arrows to navigate. Press space or enter to open more details.
Slide 1 selected
606 reviews
  • FC Profile picture for Fernando logo
    Fernando C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Amazing Knife even more amazing customer service

    I had originally gotten the medium sized blade and after trying it out for a week I had decided that I should have gone with the XL to better fit my hand.

    Customer service made the switch incredibly easy. That alone was enough for me to be all in with the James Brand. I ended up pulling the trigger on a whole new EDC work setup after my experience with them.

  • WB
    Wilbur B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Carryology X The Carter

    Amazing in every aspect. Might now be my favorite knife I own and some were much more expensive. Great work!

  • JR
    Joseph R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Love the knife! How it was shipped, not so much.

    This is my second Carter, I’m the big Carryology fan and small time collector and unfortunately, the box came dented in the corner because it was shipped in just a plastic bag. Other than that I’ll cherish it for many years to come, but I am bummed about the box.

  • DM Profile picture for Daniel logo
    Daniel M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Only knife I own 2 of

    Man, I really like this knife. I may not be the most knowledgeable when it comes to steel composition or manufacturing processes or what have you, but I know what I like, and this is it. Silky smooth operation, razor sharp blade, great balance, and just a real pleasure to hold; I feel more complete when this thing is in my pocket. The locking mechanism is super slick, allowing you to either thumb it open, which rewards you with a nice tactile release of pressure as it reaches it's apex, or you can hold the release and let it fly with a minimal flick of the wrist. While I own a few more expensive or more specialized knives, few match the comfort of this little guy, which feels, dare I say, luxurious. I like it so much I bought a second one with the release of the Carryology collaboration, because I knew I wouldn't regret buying another one of these guys in a different color scheme for when the mood strikes me, over buying a different knife at the same price. It's a simple knife in the simplicity of being everything a knife should be. I really like this knife.

  • JB
    JAMES B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product