Smaller, lighter, with 100% more finger choil! The CIVIVI Baby Banter is the kid sister to the Original WE Banter with less chunk, more finesse, and that utilitarian vibe that the masses love.
The Baby Banter is a small pocket knife designed for everyday carry. The pivot mechanism runs on caged ceramic bearings for a silky smooth opening, and the handle is a perfectly textured Goldilocks -- not too rough, not too smooth.
Plus, Southpaws rejoice! The deep carry pocket clip has recessed screws, and it's two-way reversible for right or left-handed, tip-up carry. The thumb stud is titanium and ambidextrous.
The goal of this design was to build a knife that is at home in any pocket. For instance, women's pockets are obscenely small. The Baby Banter fits. Or toss it in the coin pocket (5th pocket) of your jeans. It's the type of knife that doesn't scare coworkers-- no one will remotely mistake it for an aggressive tool. Plus, at a 2.4" blade it's below the legal limit for EDC in Chicago and Boston. (Check your local laws. This is not legal advice. We won't bail you out of the county jail.)
We added a steel liner behind the front scale of the knife to give it more rigidity and to prevent potential issues with the micarta flexing so this won't be compatible with aftermarket scales.
|Blade Length:||2.32" (59 mm)|
|Overall Length:||5.45" (138.4 mm)|
|Closed Length:||3.13" (79.4 mm)|
|Weight:||2.0 oz (56.6g)|
|Blade Steel:||Nitro V (59 - 61 HRC)|
|Lock Type:||Liner Lock|
|Pocket Clip:||deep carry, right/left hand, tip up, stainless steel|
|Handle material:||Burlap Micarta|
Precision made in Yangjiang, China
Other notes: blade spine is 90 degrees for using as a ferro rod striker. WIUG means Whatttt iiiiiiiisssss Up Guys-- Ben's tagline in videos, and his maker's mark. The lanyard hole is large-ish. The black blade versions are DLC coated and stonewashed.
You can learn more about the Baby Banter Design Process here.