Everyday Carry

The James Brand The Carter

Mikey Bautista
The James Brand The Carter

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A solid drop point blade in a versatile steel, ergonomic handles, a reliable lock, and a low-profile clip: these are the elements that make up an ideal EDC blade. But it’s one thing to have great features on paper—it’s completely another to have them all on the same knife and have it look as good as it performs. With plenty of experience building stylish, minimalist knives for EDC, The James Brand releases their most advanced knife yet in The Carter. It ticks all the boxes for an ideal everyday knife, operates from either hand, and comes with the flair and elegant finishing touches you’ve come to expect from The James Brand’s modern knives.

With its fully ambidextrous design, The Carter accommodates users of any orientation, starting with its thumb disc deployment that gives you one-handed purchase from either side. This puts the knife’s 2.75“ VG-10 blade into play, in the classic drop point shape that gives it a sweeping belly for versatile cuts. Locking the blade into place is The James Brand’s use of a new ambidextrous slide lock, which when disengaged, allows the blade to fold back into 3.8” contoured G-10 or Micarta handles. From deployment to release to handle shape, The Carter’s design reinforces its versatility for any user.

You have a few options for carrying the knife. First is its (of course) reversible deep-carry pocket clip for a tip-up, subtle carry in your pockets. You can also remove the clip and replace it with an included lanyard insert, allowing additional EDC or decorative options or integrating with The James Brand’s other carry accessories. No matter how you carry, The Carter’s minimalist profile and 3.8 oz weight affords you plenty of choices.

The James Brand’s The Carter knife takes their unique design language and combines it with solid features to produce a versatile knife for the modern EDCer. Check it out in 4 styles at The James Brand’s site at the link below.

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Discussion (4 total)

Magnum ·
It states Designed In Portland, OR but I don’t see anything about where it is actually made.
There are a lot of things to like about this EDC knife but the slide lock and thumb buttons spoil the deal for me. Make it an automatic or at least a nice flipper with a frame lock and I would be ordering one today. Add a 2.9” blade and a slightly longer 4” aluminum handle and they would make it about perfect IMO.
Josh doe ·
Why do you make a knife then? You CLEARLY are a knife expert and could do better.
Josh doe ·
Steve Vai ·
The slide lock and green thumb opening sealed the deal for me. Perfect blade length IMO. I ordered one right away. Got it yesterday and love everything about it. :)