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WE Knife Co. Banter Liner Lock Knife Blue G-10 (2.9" BB/SW)

WE Knife Co. Banter Liner Lock Knife Blue G-10 (2.9" BB/SW)
WE Knife Co. Banter Liner Lock Knife Blue G-10 (2.9" BB/SW)
WE Knife Co. Banter Liner Lock Knife Blue G-10 (2.9" BB/SW)
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MSRP: $128.00
Our Price: $108.80
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.50"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Blade Width:1.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.10"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Bead Blast, Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.625"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.61 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:WE Knife Co.
  • Model:Banter
  • Model Number:2004A
  • Designer:Ben Petersen
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.50"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Blade Width:1.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.10"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Bead Blast, Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.625"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.61 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:WE Knife Co.
  • Model:Banter
  • Model Number:2004A
  • Designer:Ben Petersen
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

This Banter model has a blue G-10 handle and a bead blast/stonewash finished blade.

Fans of Blade HQ can all relate to the feeling of excitement that immediately follows Ben Petersen greeting you with his iconic "What iiissss up guys!!?!" at the beginning of Knife Banter. Ben is off to new adventures now, and we miss him dearly, but a little piece of him will live on in the knife world with the Banter! Ben designed the We Knife Co. Banter to meet his exacting specifications; a deep carry pocket clip with recessed screws, a blade that passes his finger test, easy one-hand operation, a price accessible to a cheap sucker, and perhaps most importantly, blue.

Features:
  • A simple, effective, and non-threatening design that is perfect for EDC.
  • Gently textured G-10 handles that provide grip but won't chew up your pockets
  • Smooth and precise action for fast and easy deployment
  • A spear point, CPM-S35VN blade to maximizes cutting performance, edge retention, toughness, and ease of maintenance
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Glenn M.
10-16-2020
Ben did not disappoint. This knife moved up to #1 on my favorites list real fast.

Great size, great design, fast, smooth - it's the perfect EDC I'm getting the black as soon as possible!
Perfect knife for everyday use.
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Evan M.
10-09-2020
Wonderful little knife that feels quality in almost every way. Fits in fine in an office setting and doesn't scare people off but is still incredibly useful. Love the aesthetic and the extra deep pocket clip.
Highly Functional EDC
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Tim S.
10-06-2020
Full disclosure, this is my second Banter purchase. I've got to hand it to Ben, he designed a handy little knife. The action on this thing is very fast (ball bearings instead of washers). As a desk jockey I found this knife to be highly functional for most tasks that I typically need a pocket knife for, such as cutting boxes, cutting fruit, and slicing frozen lunch packaging. I have also been using this in the garden to harvest some items. It has decent edge retention and isn't very noticeable in an office setting. I like the black with the blue of my first knife, but the blade coating always looked dirty whenever it got the smallest amount of gunk on it. The plain blade should be better with that, and the blue and silver looks nice also. My only complaint is that I have issues closing a liner lock one handed. Since this is my second Banter, I guess that wasn't as much of a deal breaker as I thought it would be, given the other great qualities of this knife.
wow!!!
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timothy f.
10-05-2020
i love it its actually a bit bigger than i thought. great materials and workmanship!!! get one guys you will love it!
Great value, not perfect
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andrew y.
09-06-2020
First off, other than the knife you also get a zipper case and a cleaning cloth. It's always nice to get extras.

But there is one things that I can't let you get that last star. I don't know what it is, but I seem to half open this knife while it's in my pocket and I need to use that pocket for something other than the knife. I haven't has this problem with other knifes with thumb stud only but it happens here so it is what it is.

Other than that, great knife and you get a ton for what you are paying for. I wish it was a little less angular, and came with some options in handle material. Great job Ben.
Nice knife
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David I.
09-04-2020
My first WE knife. Checks most of the boxes for me; blade length (I like small blades), steel, handle material, deep carry pocket clip and comfortable in hand. Not the most stylish knife and I think the lock bar access could be better but I would recommend buying this.
Good Little EDC
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David T.
09-03-2020
Glad I bought the All Black and Blue one. Now I have one of each! Solid little knife for EDC and comes very sharp. Lightweight but doesn't feel cheap.
Perfect EDC Size
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Wesley R.
08-24-2020
The Banter is a great little edc knife. Good size and high quality steel you can't really ask for much more. Smooth action and overall great WE Knives quality. Ben did a great job designing this, very simplistic and clean design.
Banter is awesome!
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Robert S.
08-14-2020
I have received my WE Banter in Ben Blue and have to say that it is awesome! Very surprised how well it works and the quality of it for this price. I have a large collection of knives much higher priced than the Banter, however it finds its way to my pocket a good amount of the time. The size is perfect for summer, being small and light. I would highly recomment and am waiting for the Black model to come into stock for a second order!
Hardly ever leaves my pocket
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Mitchell W.
08-07-2020
What a great, simple, well-built knife. You can tell Ben put a lot of thought into this (recessed pocket clip screws, S35VN steel, deep carry pocket clip, etc.). The fit and finish are top-notch - centering was dead on, the action was super smooth, liner lock is easy to close, textured G-10 makes it easy to grip...just great! I think there could have been just a tad more gimping on the spine up past the thumb studs but that's just me.
Great little knife!
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Adam R.
08-03-2020
Ben did a great job. The knife is simplicity and synergy at its best. The blade stock is thin enough to actually slice things and with a touch of lube on the detent, the action is butter smooth and punches above its price point.
Great Knife
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Andy P.
07-31-2020
Love the action. Very fidget friendly, satisfying snap open. Good ergos, fit and finish. Please make a flipper variant next
One of the best EDC blades I own
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Mike A.
07-31-2020
After watching Ben's videos for quite some time, I knew that I would have to pickup his first entry into the world of blade design. I also have been wanting to add a WE to my collection so this was like two birds with one stone! The blade itself is on the small side (not a bad thing). The size in addition to the really well executed deep carry clip makes this thing a dream for a relatively incognito EDC blade. My only gripe is that it was a little stiff out of the box. After fidgeting with it for a few hours it loosened up considerably. Since then I disassembled the whole thing and threw some oil on the bearing and now it is like butter. The liner lock is still a little too stiff for my preference, but that is literally the only negative thing I have to say about this blade.
Excellent attention to details
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Mike P.
07-08-2020
The more I carry the Banter the more it grows on me. When I first opened it I was a little disappointed with the thickness of the handles versus the overall length, but I've come to really appreciate the added ergonomics the thickness gives the knife.
The action really surprised me out of the box, usually blades this short don't have enough mass to sling open this smoothly but it definitely impressed me. Pocket clip suites the knife perfectly and I dig the flush fit screws. The thumb studs are a beautiful combination of gripy enough for your thumb to bite into but not rough enough to tear up your skin.
I've seen some people comment in videos of how the Banter looks too plain for their tastes but I think the beauty of this knife is in how it nails all the basics perfectly without being overly flashy. Well done Ben, I hope we get to see some sprint runs in different colors/handle materials in the future!
Great
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James B.
06-28-2020
Excellent little knife. Very crisp action and good ergonomics. Extremely well made by WE. Although I generally buy black knives, I had to get “Ben Blue” out of respect. Thank you Ben and BladeHQ.
This Basic is Perfect
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Irvin A.
06-25-2020
Everything is perfect, no trouble at all. Opening, centering, fit and finish, clip, carry is perfect. I would rather have this than the bugout. Not scary looking so that's a plus, even mom likes it. So yea, great over all, even the price.
Almost perfect
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Casey H.
06-25-2020
I have been very excited to get this knife since the announcement and it did not disappoint. It's light, carries well and has great action. It fits a little small in the hand though making it a little unwieldy. Make it a half inch longer and add a flipper and this would be a perfect EDC.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

This Banter model has a blue G-10 handle and a bead blast/stonewash finished blade.

Fans of Blade HQ can all relate to the feeling of excitement that immediately follows Ben Petersen greeting you with his iconic "What iiissss up guys!!?!" at the beginning of Knife Banter. Ben is off to new adventures now, and we miss him dearly, but a little piece of him will live on in the knife world with the Banter! Ben designed the We Knife Co. Banter to meet his exacting specifications; a deep carry pocket clip with recessed screws, a blade that passes his finger test, easy one-hand operation, a price accessible to a cheap sucker, and perhaps most importantly, blue.

Features:
  • A simple, effective, and non-threatening design that is perfect for EDC.
  • Gently textured G-10 handles that provide grip but won't chew up your pockets
  • Smooth and precise action for fast and easy deployment
  • A spear point, CPM-S35VN blade to maximizes cutting performance, edge retention, toughness, and ease of maintenance
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.50"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Blade Width:1.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.10"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Bead Blast, Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.625"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.61 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:WE Knife Co.
  • Model:Banter
  • Model Number:2004A
  • Designer:Ben Petersen
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Favorite Knife
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Glenn M.
10-16-2020
Ben did not disappoint. This knife moved up to #1 on my favorites list real fast.

Great size, great design, fast, smooth - it's the perfect EDC I'm getting the black as soon as possible!
Perfect knife for everyday use.
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Evan M.
10-09-2020
Wonderful little knife that feels quality in almost every way. Fits in fine in an office setting and doesn't scare people off but is still incredibly useful. Love the aesthetic and the extra deep pocket clip.
Highly Functional EDC
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Tim S.
10-06-2020
Full disclosure, this is my second Banter purchase. I've got to hand it to Ben, he designed a handy little knife. The action on this thing is very fast (ball bearings instead of washers). As a desk jockey I found this knife to be highly functional for most tasks that I typically need a pocket knife for, such as cutting boxes, cutting fruit, and slicing frozen lunch packaging. I have also been using this in the garden to harvest some items. It has decent edge retention and isn't very noticeable in an office setting. I like the black with the blue of my first knife, but the blade coating always looked dirty whenever it got the smallest amount of gunk on it. The plain blade should be better with that, and the blue and silver looks nice also. My only complaint is that I have issues closing a liner lock one handed. Since this is my second Banter, I guess that wasn't as much of a deal breaker as I thought it would be, given the other great qualities of this knife.
wow!!!
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timothy f.
10-05-2020
i love it its actually a bit bigger than i thought. great materials and workmanship!!! get one guys you will love it!
Great value, not perfect
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andrew y.
09-06-2020
First off, other than the knife you also get a zipper case and a cleaning cloth. It's always nice to get extras.

But there is one things that I can't let you get that last star. I don't know what it is, but I seem to half open this knife while it's in my pocket and I need to use that pocket for something other than the knife. I haven't has this problem with other knifes with thumb stud only but it happens here so it is what it is.

Other than that, great knife and you get a ton for what you are paying for. I wish it was a little less angular, and came with some options in handle material. Great job Ben.
Nice knife
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David I.
09-04-2020
My first WE knife. Checks most of the boxes for me; blade length (I like small blades), steel, handle material, deep carry pocket clip and comfortable in hand. Not the most stylish knife and I think the lock bar access could be better but I would recommend buying this.
Good Little EDC
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David T.
09-03-2020
Glad I bought the All Black and Blue one. Now I have one of each! Solid little knife for EDC and comes very sharp. Lightweight but doesn't feel cheap.
Perfect EDC Size
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Wesley R.
08-24-2020
The Banter is a great little edc knife. Good size and high quality steel you can't really ask for much more. Smooth action and overall great WE Knives quality. Ben did a great job designing this, very simplistic and clean design.
Banter is awesome!
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Robert S.
08-14-2020
I have received my WE Banter in Ben Blue and have to say that it is awesome! Very surprised how well it works and the quality of it for this price. I have a large collection of knives much higher priced than the Banter, however it finds its way to my pocket a good amount of the time. The size is perfect for summer, being small and light. I would highly recomment and am waiting for the Black model to come into stock for a second order!
Hardly ever leaves my pocket
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Mitchell W.
08-07-2020
What a great, simple, well-built knife. You can tell Ben put a lot of thought into this (recessed pocket clip screws, S35VN steel, deep carry pocket clip, etc.). The fit and finish are top-notch - centering was dead on, the action was super smooth, liner lock is easy to close, textured G-10 makes it easy to grip...just great! I think there could have been just a tad more gimping on the spine up past the thumb studs but that's just me.
Great little knife!
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Adam R.
08-03-2020
Ben did a great job. The knife is simplicity and synergy at its best. The blade stock is thin enough to actually slice things and with a touch of lube on the detent, the action is butter smooth and punches above its price point.
Great Knife
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Andy P.
07-31-2020
Love the action. Very fidget friendly, satisfying snap open. Good ergos, fit and finish. Please make a flipper variant next
One of the best EDC blades I own
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Mike A.
07-31-2020
After watching Ben's videos for quite some time, I knew that I would have to pickup his first entry into the world of blade design. I also have been wanting to add a WE to my collection so this was like two birds with one stone! The blade itself is on the small side (not a bad thing). The size in addition to the really well executed deep carry clip makes this thing a dream for a relatively incognito EDC blade. My only gripe is that it was a little stiff out of the box. After fidgeting with it for a few hours it loosened up considerably. Since then I disassembled the whole thing and threw some oil on the bearing and now it is like butter. The liner lock is still a little too stiff for my preference, but that is literally the only negative thing I have to say about this blade.
Excellent attention to details
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Mike P.
07-08-2020
The more I carry the Banter the more it grows on me. When I first opened it I was a little disappointed with the thickness of the handles versus the overall length, but I've come to really appreciate the added ergonomics the thickness gives the knife.
The action really surprised me out of the box, usually blades this short don't have enough mass to sling open this smoothly but it definitely impressed me. Pocket clip suites the knife perfectly and I dig the flush fit screws. The thumb studs are a beautiful combination of gripy enough for your thumb to bite into but not rough enough to tear up your skin.
I've seen some people comment in videos of how the Banter looks too plain for their tastes but I think the beauty of this knife is in how it nails all the basics perfectly without being overly flashy. Well done Ben, I hope we get to see some sprint runs in different colors/handle materials in the future!
Great
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James B.
06-28-2020
Excellent little knife. Very crisp action and good ergonomics. Extremely well made by WE. Although I generally buy black knives, I had to get “Ben Blue” out of respect. Thank you Ben and BladeHQ.
This Basic is Perfect
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Irvin A.
06-25-2020
Everything is perfect, no trouble at all. Opening, centering, fit and finish, clip, carry is perfect. I would rather have this than the bugout. Not scary looking so that's a plus, even mom likes it. So yea, great over all, even the price.
Almost perfect
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Casey H.
06-25-2020
I have been very excited to get this knife since the announcement and it did not disappoint. It's light, carries well and has great action. It fits a little small in the hand though making it a little unwieldy. Make it a half inch longer and add a flipper and this would be a perfect EDC.
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