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WE Knife Co. Banter Liner Lock Knife Black G-10 (2.9" Black)

WE Knife Co. Banter Liner Lock Knife Black G-10 (2.9" Black)
WE Knife Co. Banter Liner Lock Knife Black G-10 (2.9" Black)
WE Knife Co. Banter Liner Lock Knife Black G-10 (2.9" Black)
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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:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.625"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • 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:2004B
  • Designer:Ben Peterson
  • 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:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.625"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • 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:2004B
  • Designer:Ben Peterson
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

This Banter model has a black G-10 handle and a black 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, and a price accessible to a cheap sucker.

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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Isaac L.
10-10-2020
A perfect edc knife. Like the size and design. Took out the pocket clip and hung a lanyard.
Solid Knife
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BRANDON C.
10-10-2020
This is my first WE knife, I decided to buy it after doing some research and all the great reviews on the Banter. Its a great size I barely notice it in my pocket and I love the flick action on this knife, its a bit addicting to play with. Over all this is a solid knife.
Great EDC!
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Zachary J.
10-08-2020
I am a little new to the knife world. I bought this as something that I could feel comfortable bringing to the office and the couple times I have used it people asked what it was and complimented me on it.

super sharp and very fun to flick open. highly reccommend!
I own this and the Benchmade Bugout Mini.
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Joseph A.
10-05-2020
This is a superior knife by far.
Opening and closing the Banter feel more satisfying by far. The caged ceramic ball bearing pivot action is just smoother than the phosphor bronze washers on the Bugout Mini.
In hand the Banter feels better balanced. I have medium sized hands and I can get a full 4 finger grip on both but it just feels better to work with the Banter.
From the factory the Banter came sharper than the Bugout Mini as well.
Kind of like how Doug Ritter's RSK-mk1-g2 is a better version of the the current run of Griptilians, WE knives made something better than than the Bugout Mini.
If you look at Ben Peterson's drawings of the prototype on his blog and saw how he begged for a Bugout Mini for years he had an axis lock type mechanism on his prototype. I'm glad WE Knives convinced him to agree to moving away from the axis-type lock on his personal branded knife.
The liner lock on Banter is easy to release and when it locks up it looks like a nice 40%'ish lockup which is more reassuring for harder tasks (that you could reasonably expect from a knife this size).
If you're mulling a choice between the Bugout Mini and the Banter, choose the Banter.
Excellent daily carry knife.
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Jacob J.
08-31-2020
I was pretty stoked to see Ben design his own ideal every day knife. I have to say he did incredibly well, and WE really did a great job executing his vision. The fit and finish is top notch, great contouring on the G10, the action is great and mine flicks open super smooth and drop shuts with ease. The blade centering is also spot on as well. Great little knife.
Worth the hype
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Alex G.
08-31-2020
This is my first WE knife and it hasn't left my pocket since I got it in the mail. This thing is super smooth, came extremely sharp, and perfectly centered. It's definitely worth the hype.
Like GoldiLocks Says; Juuust Right
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Scott N.
08-30-2020
Like many people who have watched Blade Banter it was exciting to see Ben's knife released. I chose the black/black option. It's small size is deceiving. The action is really smooth, comes very sharp and feels good in the hand. The drop point/spear point is less threatening looking even being all blacked out. This is my first S35VN blade. So far quite impressed. The G-10 is nicely contoured and well finished. The knife disappears when clipped to your pocket. I like the pop of color the blue thumb stud gives. The WIUG is subtle but a nice homage. Normally I like satin blades but the black blade hides the slick grinding to the blade. Wish it was made in the USA but that's a small concession for an overall well made and functional knife. If you get the chance try one out, they sell out fast.
Incredible value!
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Brian H.
08-29-2020
There was a ton of hype over these knives and often highly praised items come up pretty underwhelming.
This knife lives up to it. Unbelievable value for the money.
Great size for every day carry. Great ergos. Great looks.
The pocket clip could be a bit more substantial in my opinion, but that's personal preference as the stock clip performs well.
Definitely recommend picking one up if you've got interst.
Fantastic knife
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warren c.
08-25-2020
This is my second WE knife. Got it today in the mail and it is definitely going to get a lot of pocket time. The size is perfect and it opens like silk right out of the box. I love the weight and how discreet the color scheme is. Just Fantastic !!!!
Awesome Knife
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Grayson V.
08-17-2020
The WE Banter is a fantastic knife. It came perfectly centered with a very smooth action. A must buy when in stock.
Smooth perfect fidget knife
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Ronald G.
08-14-2020
I have a collection of some more expensive knives, but this one is one I find carrying more and more. I love the pop of blue on the thumb stud. The black blade itself is why I choose the black over the blue version of this knife. I enjoy the blade's texture, it is very smooth and does not show any print or grease marks when touched. The action is great with the thumb stud, and flies open when you flick it with your thumb or middle finger. I am considering buying the blue one!
Love this little knife!
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Jason A.
08-11-2020
Got this last week and it hasn't left my pocket. Except to use it, of course. Stout little blade, lightening-quick deployment and drop shut out of the box!
Get it.
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David T.
08-11-2020
Great knife. Perfect for EDC. Knife is sharp, action is smooth, and fits great in the hand. Looks very clean too. Highly recommend.
WE Knife Banter
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Eric C.
08-10-2020
One of my all time favorite knives so far. The action is so smooth and the blade came super super sharp. Great deal for Under $130 for this knife
Here it is!
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Rick L.
07-31-2020
If you've been wondering...yeah, it's that good!
Great looking
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Ty P.
07-31-2020
This knife looks great. I really like it, however I feel it is a bit small. My hands are medium sized, yet this knife gets lost in my hands... If it was just a bit bigger, it would be perfect.
Nice Little Knife
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Tim S.
07-31-2020
There is a lot to love about this little knife, but it could use a few minor improvements. The action is smooth and super snappy. When I first opened the knife I thought that it might be spring assist, but no, just sooper smooth. It's also super sharp straight out of the box. The deep carry pocket clip is quite strong. I wasn't super happy that I had to slightly bend the clip to be able to get it to clip to my pant pocket. There is jimping on the back of the blade just below the thumb stud, but this is about 1.5-inches too low on the blade to be useful. It would be really nice if there was some additional jimping about an inch back from the tip. I'm also not a fan of liner locks, but that is a personal preference. All that said, I can see this knife sticking around in my regular rotation for quite a while.
Hard not to Handle
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Gerald C.
07-30-2020
The fit and finish on the Banter is great. Occasionally I need to slightly tighten the pivot to get blade center after opening and closing a lot thru the week. I just find this is always in my pocket for all the small cutting task I do thru the day.
Whoa NELLY!!!
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Gordon H.
07-27-2020
This is a pretty wicked blade, where the hype matches it's utility. The ergonomics are just right, it fits in your hand like a glove. Its opening action is fast and smooth, with solid lockup and no lock stick. And don't get me started on the sharpness and cutting abilities. Woooooo buddy it glides through anything you cut, cardboard, food, paper, fruits, kimchee. Whatever you cut, it will do so with grace and ease. I highly recommend this budget friendly knife. Best Damn Edc knife money can buy without breaking the bank.
Great EDC
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Josh R.
07-27-2020
This knife lives up to the hype for sure. Beautiful, simple design. Buttery smooth action out of the box. Awesome deep carry clip. Honestly haven't found a single thing about this knife I don't like yet. Will pick up a blue one when I can.
Great design
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Danny M.
07-11-2020
Super smooth, super light, such a great knife designed by Ben. Im regretting not buying this in both colors! Great blade overall... everyone should get one of these!
Great small EDC knife
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James P.
06-30-2020
Smooth action, high quality, great small EDC knife! Really nice fit and finish. This makes a great lightweight carry that doesn't take a lot of space in the pocket! My first WE knife. I will be buying more.
Smooth and well put together!
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Jason H.
06-30-2020
Unbelievably smooth action. Centered perfectly. Sharp and with even grinds. Grippy but not tear you pants up grippy. I did not even have to adjust the clip tension. Love this latest We Knife/Ben Banter Knafe!
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

This Banter model has a black G-10 handle and a black 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, and a price accessible to a cheap sucker.

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:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.625"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • 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:2004B
  • Designer:Ben Peterson
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Sweet!
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Isaac L.
10-10-2020
A perfect edc knife. Like the size and design. Took out the pocket clip and hung a lanyard.
Solid Knife
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BRANDON C.
10-10-2020
This is my first WE knife, I decided to buy it after doing some research and all the great reviews on the Banter. Its a great size I barely notice it in my pocket and I love the flick action on this knife, its a bit addicting to play with. Over all this is a solid knife.
Great EDC!
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Zachary J.
10-08-2020
I am a little new to the knife world. I bought this as something that I could feel comfortable bringing to the office and the couple times I have used it people asked what it was and complimented me on it.

super sharp and very fun to flick open. highly reccommend!
I own this and the Benchmade Bugout Mini.
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Joseph A.
10-05-2020
This is a superior knife by far.
Opening and closing the Banter feel more satisfying by far. The caged ceramic ball bearing pivot action is just smoother than the phosphor bronze washers on the Bugout Mini.
In hand the Banter feels better balanced. I have medium sized hands and I can get a full 4 finger grip on both but it just feels better to work with the Banter.
From the factory the Banter came sharper than the Bugout Mini as well.
Kind of like how Doug Ritter's RSK-mk1-g2 is a better version of the the current run of Griptilians, WE knives made something better than than the Bugout Mini.
If you look at Ben Peterson's drawings of the prototype on his blog and saw how he begged for a Bugout Mini for years he had an axis lock type mechanism on his prototype. I'm glad WE Knives convinced him to agree to moving away from the axis-type lock on his personal branded knife.
The liner lock on Banter is easy to release and when it locks up it looks like a nice 40%'ish lockup which is more reassuring for harder tasks (that you could reasonably expect from a knife this size).
If you're mulling a choice between the Bugout Mini and the Banter, choose the Banter.
Excellent daily carry knife.
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Jacob J.
08-31-2020
I was pretty stoked to see Ben design his own ideal every day knife. I have to say he did incredibly well, and WE really did a great job executing his vision. The fit and finish is top notch, great contouring on the G10, the action is great and mine flicks open super smooth and drop shuts with ease. The blade centering is also spot on as well. Great little knife.
Worth the hype
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Alex G.
08-31-2020
This is my first WE knife and it hasn't left my pocket since I got it in the mail. This thing is super smooth, came extremely sharp, and perfectly centered. It's definitely worth the hype.
Like GoldiLocks Says; Juuust Right
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Scott N.
08-30-2020
Like many people who have watched Blade Banter it was exciting to see Ben's knife released. I chose the black/black option. It's small size is deceiving. The action is really smooth, comes very sharp and feels good in the hand. The drop point/spear point is less threatening looking even being all blacked out. This is my first S35VN blade. So far quite impressed. The G-10 is nicely contoured and well finished. The knife disappears when clipped to your pocket. I like the pop of color the blue thumb stud gives. The WIUG is subtle but a nice homage. Normally I like satin blades but the black blade hides the slick grinding to the blade. Wish it was made in the USA but that's a small concession for an overall well made and functional knife. If you get the chance try one out, they sell out fast.
Incredible value!
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Brian H.
08-29-2020
There was a ton of hype over these knives and often highly praised items come up pretty underwhelming.
This knife lives up to it. Unbelievable value for the money.
Great size for every day carry. Great ergos. Great looks.
The pocket clip could be a bit more substantial in my opinion, but that's personal preference as the stock clip performs well.
Definitely recommend picking one up if you've got interst.
Fantastic knife
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warren c.
08-25-2020
This is my second WE knife. Got it today in the mail and it is definitely going to get a lot of pocket time. The size is perfect and it opens like silk right out of the box. I love the weight and how discreet the color scheme is. Just Fantastic !!!!
Awesome Knife
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Grayson V.
08-17-2020
The WE Banter is a fantastic knife. It came perfectly centered with a very smooth action. A must buy when in stock.
Smooth perfect fidget knife
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Ronald G.
08-14-2020
I have a collection of some more expensive knives, but this one is one I find carrying more and more. I love the pop of blue on the thumb stud. The black blade itself is why I choose the black over the blue version of this knife. I enjoy the blade's texture, it is very smooth and does not show any print or grease marks when touched. The action is great with the thumb stud, and flies open when you flick it with your thumb or middle finger. I am considering buying the blue one!
Love this little knife!
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Jason A.
08-11-2020
Got this last week and it hasn't left my pocket. Except to use it, of course. Stout little blade, lightening-quick deployment and drop shut out of the box!
Get it.
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David T.
08-11-2020
Great knife. Perfect for EDC. Knife is sharp, action is smooth, and fits great in the hand. Looks very clean too. Highly recommend.
WE Knife Banter
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Eric C.
08-10-2020
One of my all time favorite knives so far. The action is so smooth and the blade came super super sharp. Great deal for Under $130 for this knife
Here it is!
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Rick L.
07-31-2020
If you've been wondering...yeah, it's that good!
Great looking
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Ty P.
07-31-2020
This knife looks great. I really like it, however I feel it is a bit small. My hands are medium sized, yet this knife gets lost in my hands... If it was just a bit bigger, it would be perfect.
Nice Little Knife
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Tim S.
07-31-2020
There is a lot to love about this little knife, but it could use a few minor improvements. The action is smooth and super snappy. When I first opened the knife I thought that it might be spring assist, but no, just sooper smooth. It's also super sharp straight out of the box. The deep carry pocket clip is quite strong. I wasn't super happy that I had to slightly bend the clip to be able to get it to clip to my pant pocket. There is jimping on the back of the blade just below the thumb stud, but this is about 1.5-inches too low on the blade to be useful. It would be really nice if there was some additional jimping about an inch back from the tip. I'm also not a fan of liner locks, but that is a personal preference. All that said, I can see this knife sticking around in my regular rotation for quite a while.
Hard not to Handle
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Gerald C.
07-30-2020
The fit and finish on the Banter is great. Occasionally I need to slightly tighten the pivot to get blade center after opening and closing a lot thru the week. I just find this is always in my pocket for all the small cutting task I do thru the day.
Whoa NELLY!!!
SSSSS
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Gordon H.
07-27-2020
This is a pretty wicked blade, where the hype matches it's utility. The ergonomics are just right, it fits in your hand like a glove. Its opening action is fast and smooth, with solid lockup and no lock stick. And don't get me started on the sharpness and cutting abilities. Woooooo buddy it glides through anything you cut, cardboard, food, paper, fruits, kimchee. Whatever you cut, it will do so with grace and ease. I highly recommend this budget friendly knife. Best Damn Edc knife money can buy without breaking the bank.
Great EDC
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Josh R.
07-27-2020
This knife lives up to the hype for sure. Beautiful, simple design. Buttery smooth action out of the box. Awesome deep carry clip. Honestly haven't found a single thing about this knife I don't like yet. Will pick up a blue one when I can.
Great design
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Danny M.
07-11-2020
Super smooth, super light, such a great knife designed by Ben. Im regretting not buying this in both colors! Great blade overall... everyone should get one of these!
Great small EDC knife
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James P.
06-30-2020
Smooth action, high quality, great small EDC knife! Really nice fit and finish. This makes a great lightweight carry that doesn't take a lot of space in the pocket! My first WE knife. I will be buying more.
Smooth and well put together!
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Jason H.
06-30-2020
Unbelievably smooth action. Centered perfectly. Sharp and with even grinds. Grippy but not tear you pants up grippy. I did not even have to adjust the clip tension. Love this latest We Knife/Ben Banter Knafe!
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