The Patriot is a simple folding pocket knife designed for every day carry (EDC) and can be used around the house or on outdoor adventures. It’s only 4.5 inches long when closed, so it’s easy to carry around, and the 3.2 inch blade becomes available when you open it up.
This knife is Banner Knives‘ first product, released in 2017 and is available exclusively on Amazon.
I really like how safe I feel when opening and closing the knife. You don’t have to worry about the blade accidentally closing on your fingers because The Patriot features a safety mechanism that requires you to push down and left before the blade folds.
Additionally, the blade does not spring-fold closed so it’s almost impossible to slice your fingers when closing the blade unless you close the blade too quickly and abruptly, but that can happen with any knife.
Ease of Use
Opening the knife is very easy, since it features an ambidextrous thumb stud opener. Just hold the closed knife in either hand and simply push the stud with your thumb and the knife easily opens.
Closing the knife is a bit more involved as it requires both hands and some specific maneuvers. Hold the knife in one hand and use your thumb to push down and left on the safety lever near the center of the open knife. Then with your other hand, carefully fold the knife down. This more involved closing process is great because it prevents it from closing accidentally when you are using it, but it could be a bit of an inconvenience if you need to open and close the knife with just one hand (which is not possible).
The Patriot is not the slimmest knife out there, but it is surprisingly convenient to carry without adding too much bulk. While it is not ideal for small pants pockets, you can conveniently clip it to your belt or put it in medium- to large-sized pants pockets, or in a purse or bag.
Made from 7CR17 blade steel, this knife is very sharp and durable and won’t wear out very quickly.
- Ambidextrous Thumb Stud Opener
- Built in Belt Clip
- 7CR17 Blade Steel
- Steel Handle with Carbon Fiber Print
- Frame Lock
- 3.2 inch Blade
- 7.75 inches long when open
- 4.5in x 1.2in x 0.4in when closed
- 4 oz (112 grams)
- Shipping weight: 1 pound
If you’re looking for a simple and reliable every day pocket knife you can carry with you in your pocket or purse, The Patriot is your knife. It’s even handy to carry with you on the occasional outdoor adventure!