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The Drop: WE Knife Co. Big Banter Knife

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Jonathan Tayag
The Drop: WE Knife Co. Big Banter Knife

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

If you’ve ever thought about what it might be like to see the EDC knife of your dreams become a reality, look no further than the Big Banter from WE Knife Co. That’s because the entire Banter line gets its name and design from Ben Peterson, a former Blade HQ host on their show called–you know it–Knife Banter. And what he came up with is a knife that mixes minimal design with quality materials and good ergonomics while not being so expensive that you have to take out a mortgage to pay for it.

While the original Banter was a medium-sized 2.875" EDC knife, the Big Banter sizes things up with a more drawn-out and beefier 3.69” drop-point blade made from premium CPM 20CV stainless steel. The larger size gives you more cutting surface area, and the additional heft makes forcing this knife through rough material easier when piercing through something challenging. But like the original blade, the opening remains a manual thumbstud affair, albeit with a smooth pivoting action that makes it easy to flick open even with the Big Banter’s extended size.

One of the most excellent editions of this knife is the combination of the black stonewashed blade with the natural undyed G-10 handle scales that offer a unique translucent look while giving you the best grip texture needed to handle a knife of this size. And with the right light, you can see the liner lock through the handle, helping it hold the blade in place during rough use.

What we like: The mix of excellent ergonomics, quality materials, and sized-up proportions make this the best Banter if you want a larger knife for everyday carry. The additional size and weight can give you the confidence to take on larger tasks.

What to watch out for: The increased size makes this a more prominent and heavier knife than the original. If the design language of the Big Banter appeals to you, take a look at the standard and smaller sizes of this knife which bring things down to something more pocket friendly while keeping the strength of the overall design, which makes the Banter line such an excellent choice for EDC in general.

Final verdict: Whether you prefer the Big Banter or any other small and large edition of this knife, it’s an excellent knife for everyday carry. The strength of its design and the knife's popularity in the community means it deserves your consideration.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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