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

Item #BHQ-107062
MSRP: $128.00
Our Price: $108.80
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  • Overall Length: 6.50"
  • Blade Length: 2.875"
  • Blade Width: 1.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: CPM S35VN
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.625"
  • Handle Width: 1.125"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.45"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Gray
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.61 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: WE Knife Co.
  • Model: Banter
  • Model Number: 2004E
  • Designer: Ben Petersen
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Spear point blade made of CPM-S35VN steel.
  • Dual thumb stud openers with caged bearing pivot.
  • Gray G-10 handle scales with gentle texturing.
  • Steel liner lock mechanism with a jimped interface.
  • Recessed deep-carry pocket clip with recessed screws.


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 teamed up with WE Knife Co. and designed the 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.

Like the Banter? It comes in lots of colorways to fit your style. Like smaller knives? Check out the CIVIVI Baby Banter for more!

Customer Reviews

Why did I wait so long to buy this knife?
Robert B. on Dec 6, 2021

I should have purchased this knife a long time ago. It's as good as everyone says and then some. Fit and finish is excellent and, with S35VN steel this is a great value. This is a knife I would have no problem handing to a non-knife person and impressing them with both the functionality and quality.

Form, Finish and Fidget Factor are 100%
Lance Z. on Mar 5, 2021

My first WE Banter was the BladeHQ 20CV exclusive in Jade G-10 around the holidays. I'm not a fan of the Jade, but I love all of my 20CV blades. Once I got the knife, I was hooked. Ben designed a great knife ... or should I say Knaf. Like others, my first impression was that the knife was a bit plain. It is. You cannot escape that fact, but it is really well done. I like smaller knives, but I have a larger than average hand size. The handles fit the hand nicely, the blade is sturdy, yet slicy and the lockup is firm. Also, even though I prefer smaller blades for EDC purposes, I need a workhorse. I'm a desk jockey during the weekdays, but I also work outside a lot hunting, yardwork and helping on the family farm. I need a small work hard, play hard knife. This is it. My only knock on the entire design is that I wish the show side scale was just ever so slightly more scalloped to allow for better purchase on the liner lock. Sometimes it is just not available enough for one-handed operation on the close. Those are general impressions about the Banter. Now, let's talk about this knife. The S35VN blade came super sharp right out of the box. WE and CIVIVI simply have one of the best factory edges. There is no escaping that. It is perfect, and it it is like my other WE Banter, I believe it is a 20 degree cutting edge. The drop point blade finish shows the grind or milling marks but is still shiny, and the pocket clip is polished. The G-10 is a nice medium gray. It could definitely fit into an office environment if needed. Compared to my other WE Banter, I think the detent and deployment are very similar. The thickness of the blade and handle are slightly narrower. I only know that from reading the specs, but what I noticed is the liner lock does seem to offer a bit easier one handed operation, which is either a model difference or a slight improvement from WE. There is a ton of fidget factor with this knife. It would have been awesome with more of an ambi axis-style lock, but I get why they didn't from a cost standpoint. Either way, this is still fun. Get one. I do not think you'll be disappointed.

So, what’s all the fuss!!!
Damon G. on Jun 14, 2021

Ok! Now that I have this knife in hand, I understand what all the fuss was all about! While, it’s not fancy or super exciting…..it just feels great!!! Very nice quality edc with a great steel!!

Nice Knife
Eric H. on Mar 24, 2021

Very nice knife. Super sharp out of the box. Good action, as little tight, but I'm sure that will loosen up as it gets more use. Looking forward to continuing to get to know the knife and what it can do.

Finds it's way into my pocket
ROBERT S. on Dec 2, 2021

This knife finds it's way into my pocket again and again. It's not super flashy, but everything is well done. The lines on the knife are very attractive. The G-10 handle feels really solid and has a nice grippy texture on it. All the edges are smooth and appropriately de-burred. The pocket clip has nice retention and allows for deep carry without getting hung up in any way when removing the knife. The knife took a little oil and tuning to really fly open. Lockup is really solid with no blade play in either rotation axis. The knife is pretty darn lightweight for how solid it is. The only nock against the knife is the lock bar is a little bit stiffer and hidden than some knives and can be difficult to unlock a deployed knife if you have gloves on. I still give the knife 5 stars because so many things are done right.

Catch it fast
Walker T. on Feb 3, 2022

I KILLS me to do this review, but… this has to be a 1 star review so that WE Knives can catch this FAST. I’ve purchased 9 WE/CIVIVI’s over the course of a year. This is the very first one that did not come perfect from the factory. The blade was off center and this thing was DRY as a bone… I 100% had to take it apart, clean it, and get some lube in there. Upon my disassembly, I see the worst thing I could have seen. A stamped out liner (as expected) with a second false strike on the liner by accident. This left 100 tiny dents in the shape of half a liner, off center to the actual liner… have you ever seen a 25 cent quarter mispunched? Or sent a piece of paper through a copier to find out that your copy is crooked? This is what it looked like… ugly as can be. I am mostly ok with this because it is cosmetic and you cannot see it when it is closed so I will keep the knife and not get a refund. What I am afraid of is that this is some sort of downfall to WE Knives’ “perfect fit and finish” reputation. Things fall through the cracks once in a while. That’s expected, but please BEWARE.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
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