Minimalist EDC fans will drool over the Quiet Carry Bandit Titanium keychain knife because it’s cute but useful. Small but capable and it won’t put a hurting on your budget.
What is it?
The Quiet Carry Bandit Titanium keychain knife is exactly what you would think it is. It’s a knife made of Titanium that is small enough to carry on a keychain.
- Blade Length: 1.2″
- Body Length: 1.8″
- Open Length: 3 inches
- Blade Type: Clip point
- Blade Steel: AUS8
- Scale Type: 6AL 4V Titanium
- Hardware: 416 stainless
- Finish: Fine Brushed
Design and features
When I first saw the Bandit Kickstarter campaign project page I knew I wanted one because I’m a sucker for pocket knives in general but make them teeny tiny and you’ve definitely got me hooked.
The finish on the Titanium is finely brushed so it won’t easily show scratches and it also won’t show fingerprints or finger grease.
The Bandit knife is fantastically small, but it’s no toy. It has a very minimalist design, with a couple touches that add some cool style like the four divots along the top edge.
All the edges are smooth except for the jimping on the back spine which provides grip for the pad of your thumb when you’re using the knife. These groove edges aren’t smooth, so they are a little snaggy on your thumb, which isn’t a bad thing.
One end has a 4mm loop that can be used as an attachment point for a keychain or lanyard.
The Bandit is expertly machined for smooth opening and closing of the locking blade.
When opened the thumb stud notch works great as a stabilizing notch where the bend of the first joint your index finger can rest while using the knife.
The only down side that I can find with the Bandit knife is that the thumb stud can not be switched to the opposite side. That means this is a right handed knife as far as one-handed opening goes. I’m a lefty and found it a little awkward to open it one-handed in my right hand. This isn’t a huge deal, but it’s worth mentioning because opening the knife with one hand looks and feels cool and I can’t do it 😉
The blade is very sharp right out of the box. It had no problems slicing through packing tape, plastic packaging, loose threads on clothes, the peel on an orange, etc., etc.
I love the Quiet Carry Bandit Titanium keychain knife because it’s been expertly crafted, because it’s ultra tiny for minimalist EDC, because it opens and closes smoothly, and because the blade is sharp as heck! It’s priced fairly too. If you’re looking for a tiny keychain knife, you need to consider this one.
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Quiet Carry. Please visit their site for more info.