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 the included 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.
My son watched a YouTube channel review of this knife and decided that's the one he wanted for his birthday. The Micarta handles are nice. The slide lock makes deploying the blade snappy. The fit and finish are good but not great for the price. I would have liked to see ball bearings at the pivot point instead of brass washers. Time will tell if the washers, blade finish, and edge will hold up to regular use. Overall, the quality appears to be good at this price. For a little more, the Benchmade Osborne might be a slightly better value.
Very Happy Customer
Great Size & Feels great in hand!! Very happy with the product, All the way down to the packaging ! Great job 👏🏻
Love The Carter
The fit, finish and weight all contribute to one beautiful daily carry pocket knife! This is my first, but certainly won't be my last knife bought from The James Brand. I opted for the Carter XL due to my large hands and it fits perfectly. Great size and weight for belt or pocket carry too. It's sharp right out of the box and did I mention how beautiful it was?
Nice heft, solid materials and well made.
The Carter is my second James knife. The problem with the first one is that it’s so beautiful so I leave it on my desk as a showpiece because I don’t want to scratch the wood sides. I carry it only when I’m wearing dress pants and out on the town.
I’m a sculptor and always have a pen knife on me, and I wanted one with more heft and a bigger blade. I’m delighted with this knife. I saw some reviews that stated the blade was not of the best quality and/or did not arrive with a sharp blade. I wasn’t worried about that since I know how to put a razor edge on any cutting tool: knives, chisels, hand plane blades, etc. My knife arrived well-honed. My test was to cut a piece of paper to see how cleanly and friction-free it cut. It passed with flying colors.
I can’t address the quality of the metal and won’t know until I need to sharpen it for the first time. I’ll get a read on the hardness and how it takes an edge once I put the blade to the sharpening stone. I’ll update this review, if feasible, one that transpires.
Perfect all around
This is the perfect everyday carry knife. Size is just right to not take up too much space in my pocket while still being usable. Love the style and materials. The locking mechanism functions perfectly, and is my favorite type of locking mechanism for a knife.