In the market of small knives, I think it is fair to say that the Spyderco Dragonfly is a standard bearer. I love the knife, but I think others like it too. Its ability to flex up to be a full sized knife while still hiding in your pocket, is incredible. As a result, though, a lot of very small knives seem DOA because, while good, they aren’t quite as good as the Dragonfly. Its the whole “come at the king” thing. For the first time in many, many years there is a knife that is as small as the Dragonfly, is cheaper than the Dragonfly, and and is not openly worse. That, in my mind, is a huge accomplishment. There are a lot of knives that are small and as good or nearly as good—the CRK Mnandi, the TRM Nerd and the Giant Mouse Riv hit two of those three, but the Baby Banter is the only knife I can remember that hit all three.
All of this is shorthand to say—this is a great knife. Its better than the Banter, too (just to get that out of the way immediately).
The Baby Banter is a follow up to the full-sized Banter and both are a collaboration between Ben Petersen (as the designer) and WE/Civivi as the producer. Here is the product page. While the Banter was part of the WE line up, this knife is a Civivi knife, but for reasons I go into below, I think that is the right choice, even if Civivi knives are less upscale than WE knives. There are, at this point, three variations—a black handled version with a blackwash blade, a black handled version with a uncoated blade, and this version.
Interesting he likes the Baby better than the OG Banter. I might agree. I am not sure. I totally agree on the “fidget factor”.View Linked Article