Banter 2004B folder E.D.C. designed by American traveler and knifemaker Ben Petersen. Spending most of his time away from home Ben has a particular interest in knives with blades under 3". Lightweight, compact folders that don't weigh down your pocket, ideal for everyday carry.
CPM S35VN - American martensitic stainless-steel blade designed to provide improved strength over CPM S30V, while maintaining corrosion resistance at the highest level. The chemical composition has been balanced so that it is composed of 0.5% niobium carbides along with 3.0% vanadium and 14.0% chromium carbides. Replacing some of the niobium carbides with vanadium carbides makes it about 15-20% harder than S30V without losing wear resistance. It is also easier to machine and polish. The improved CPM strength of S35VN provides better resistance to edge chipping. The CPM process produces a very uniform, high-quality steel with excellent dimensional stability, grindability and ductility compared to steels produced by conventional methods. Manufactured in Crucible Particle Metallurgy (CPM) mills.
Drop point blade with well-defined belly finished in Stone Washed method with black coating to hide minor scratches caused by use. Small thickness of the blade in conjunction with high, flat grind gives the perfect geometry of the cutting edge and extreme cutting performance. Ceramic ball bearings in the basket aid in the smooth and seamless operation of the blade ejection mechanism, which can be opened with the thumb using the Thumb Studs on both sides. Liner-Lock mechanism. Upper jumping, fluted thumb rest on the back of the blade for better control.
Handle - moletted black G10 pieces. Open-backed construction fastened together with steel spacer sleeves reduces weight and facilitates cleaning. The pivot is decorated with stylized WE brand logo. Right-side, one-position metal deep carry clip allows you to carry the knife discreetly in your pocket in tip-up position. Lanyard hole on back of handle for cord.
Case - the knife is packed in a zippered soft nylon case with the manufacturer's logo for safe storage and transport of the folder.
Product Number: 2004B
Product name: Banter Black G10, Black Stonewashed
Overall length: 165.6 mm / 6.52"
Blade length: 73.7 mm / 2.9"
Handle Length: 91.9 mm / 3.62"
Blade thickness: 2.5 mm / 0.10"
Handle Thickness: 11.5 mm / 0.45"
Weight: 81.0 g / 2.86 oz
Blade Material: CPM S35VN
Blade hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Black Stonewash
Handle Material: G10
Handle Finish Color: Black
Backspacer material: Stainless Steel (spacer sleeves)
Backspacer color: Black
Clip: Right Carry, Tip-Up
Clip Material: Stainless Steel
Pivot mechanism: Ceramic ball bearings
Lock: Liner Lock
Designer: Ben Petersen
Manufacturer: WE Knife
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