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The James Brand x Carryology EDC Essentials

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The James Brand x Carryology EDC Essentials

by , June 4, 2024

A new special two-piece Essentials release in partnership with one of the greatest contemporary EDC brands on the planet, Portland’s The James Brand.

Minimal, clean, and ultra-sleek. 

Introducing The James Brand x Carryology Essentials Collection.

Essentials Carter EDC Knife

Essentials Mehlville EDC Carabiner

 

Carryology x TJB Carter and Mehlville


EDC Essentials

EDC: it’s everywhere now, an essential part of the Carryologist’s life. Over 15 years, we’ve reviewed more gear than you can shake a stick at, watching the scene shift and grow. Among the crowd, one name has always stood out: The James Brand. Since its inception in 2012, TJB burst onto the scene with a fresh perspective on everyday carry. Shunning the clunky, overly tactical designs, instead championing sleek lines and modern vibes. Their unique approach is unmatched in the EDC world, making them truly special.

We first partnered with them on the Rover Capsule, a travel kit with all you need for your worldwide adventures. And now we’re stoked to be back together on this new collection of two EDC essentials, The Carter EDC Pocket Knife and the Mehlville EDC Carabiner – both Carryology fan favorites in their own right, and solid daily drivers fit for any quality collection.  


The Carter

A Carry Award Winner, The Carter stands out as an exceptional EDC (Everyday Carry) pocket knife, seamlessly blending form and function to create a tool that’s as stylish as it is practical. One of the most notable features is its sleek design, which combines a minimalist aesthetic with premium materials like G10 scales and a VG-10 stainless steel blade. This ensures not only durability but also a lightweight profile, making it a perfect companion for daily tasks. 

Carryology x TJB Carter

The Carter’s ambidextrous, one-handed operation facilitated by the thumb-disc deployment system ensures ease of use, while its secure frame lock mechanism guarantees safety during even the most demanding tasks.

Carryology x TJB Carter and Mehlville

With a slide lock mechanism, this is a foolproof knife to use whether you’re a seasoned veteran who collects or someone adding a knife to their EDC for the first time. The reversible pocket clip makes this ambidextrous, and the VG-10 stainless steel blade is corrosion-resistant and tough enough for your everyday tasks. Add in the easy-to-spot orange thumb disc on the back of the blade and you have a quick-to-deploy, sturdy knife ready to become your daily driver. 

Carryology x TJB Carter and Mehlville

Adding extra flare and grip, we engraved our Auxikko pattern into the G10 handles via precision CNC machining.

G10 is the best of all worlds as a handle material, with layers of fiberglass fabric being impregnated with epoxy resin. This means it’s incredibly durable and resistant to water, heat, bacteria, and wear. A perfect choice for EDC! Plus, with our pattern it looks phenomenal, catching the light in a whole manner of different ways, while enhancing the grip too! 

This is the everyday knife you’ve been waiting for, a blend of form and function in one streamlined package.

Carryology x TJB Carter


The Mehlville 

To partner with the Carter, we had to include the Mehlville, our favorite keychain carabiner. 

Constructed from a single piece of high-grade aluminum, the Mehlville showcases a sleek, minimalist aesthetic that not only looks good but is also incredibly durable and lightweight. Its dual-compartment design ensures that your keys and other essentials stay securely in place, preventing any accidental spills or losses. The spring-loaded gate offers smooth operation, allowing for quick and easy attachment to belts, bags, or other gear, making it an indispensable tool for anyone on the go.

Carryology x TJB Mehlville

Beyond its functional attributes, the Mehlville embodies the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that The James Brand is renowned for. The clean lines and precise machining reflect a commitment to quality that sets this carabiner apart from its competitors. Additionally, the Mehlville’s thoughtful design includes a built-in bottle opener, adding a touch of versatility that enhances its everyday utility. Whether you’re navigating urban environments or exploring the great outdoors, the Mehlville carabiner combines reliability, style, and convenience, making it a standout choice for those who demand the best from their EDC gear.

Carryology x TJB Mehlville

P.S. The Mehlville also includes a Ti keyring for threading your keys! Featuring a striking black anodization, along with orange auxikko-printed locking mechanism, this is a stylish upgrade to your EDC.

Carryology x TJB Mehlville


Specs and Features

The Carter  ($159)

BLADE STEEL – VG-10

BLADE LENGTH – 2.8″ / 7.0 CM

OVERALL LENGTH – 6.5″ / 16.7 CM

WEIGHT – 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

HARDWARE – 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

The Mehlville ($59)

MATERIAL – ANODIZED 6063 ALUMINUM

BOTTLE OPENER – 304 STAINLESS STEEL

CONSTRUCTION – DUAL COMPARTMENT

LATCH – SPRING-LOADED

MANUFACTURING PROCESS – CNC MACHINED

THICKNESS – 1/4″

HEIGHT – 3 1/8″

WIDTH – 1 5/8″

DESIGNED IN – PORTLAND, OREGON

Carryology x TJB Carter

Carryology x TJB Mehlville


Upgrade your carry with The Carter and Mehlville, and you’ll be ready for anything! 

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The James Brand x Carryology Essentials Collection

AVAILABLE NOW

Shipping to US, Canada, Europe, and Australia

Note, this is an Essential and will be restocked. So if you miss out and would like to pre-order, check the product page for email notifications! 

Carry on!

Carryology x TJB Carter and Mehlville

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