Nano Bantam® Knife

Nano Bantam® Knife

Model #0283BKS-B

Current Selection
Satin Finish, 420HC Stainless Steel
Glass reinforced nylon, black
Carry System:
Lanyard Hole, Keychain


Designed with you in mind. The Nano Bantam can fit into virtually any carrying configuration--key rings, pockets, backpacks or lanyards. With a modern take on the classic lockback design, this knife has contoured handle for easy handling. Bantams are available in a variety of handle patterns! Length 3" closed. Made in the USA and Imported Parts
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Length:
1 7/8"(4.8 cm)
.6 oz. (17.1 g)
Carry System:
Key Chain
Made in the USA

Available Features and Options

420HC Steel

This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.

Drop Point

This blade is full bellied with a strong, thick point for heavier tasks. It can also be used as a general work knife. The top of the blade drops down toward the tip, which minimizes accidental puncturing while skinning. The drop point blade is strong and very versatile.

Reviews (9)

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NAME: Mark
AGE: 55
Legal Carry

I want to thank you for making a very nice low cost knife that actually feels great in your hand, I have a Oregon Made Automatic that can not travel with me across state lines so this was a impulse buy before a trip, it soon became my favorite daily knife! Light weight, sharp and tough Will buy again

NAME: Robert
AGE: 58
Great Everyday Knife

Just bought this and really love it. The size is practical for carrying in your pocket for those occasional jobs that arise and don't require a larger knife or blade. The other advantage is that it's lightweight and can be carried along with your keys without feeling like you've got a pocket full of marbles along for the ride. Can't say enough good things about it. Thanks for making this!

NAME: Katrina Fletcher
AGE: 37
My new favorite knife

I lost my old knife a while back and hadn't gotten around to replacing it. While at TSC, I saw this knife on sale and thought "eh, it's cute, it's on sale, and I need a knife". It's quickly become my favorite knife. It feels good to handle and it's the perfect size to keep in my pocket without worrying about losing it. Seems like a good, well made, knife. Perfect for every day use!

NAME: Dwayne
AGE: 45
Good hunting knife

For small game, waterfowl and upland birds, this knife is just perfect. It's light to carry, easy to clean, stays sharp and makes short work of field dressing. I got the blaze orange version because it's easy to spot on a forest floor filled with leaves and sticks.

NAME: Avery lowe
AGE: 19
It's good

Great knife but the large one is a much better deal so....

NAME: Jim Austin
AGE: 65
This website should disclose the presence of carcinogenic chemicals in the product.

You should mark this product on this website as containing carcinogenic chemicals. My son and I picked this knife out from a display case at an Army Navy store. I wanted to get him a knife with a good blade locking mechanism and a good quality blade. This knife seemed great. The store sold us a boxed version. When we opened the bag later I noticed this warning on the box "WARNING This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm." Unfortunately, due to my son's chemical sensitivities we can't take a chance and have to return the knife. I assume the chemicals in question have to do with the rubberized grip? It's disappointing.

NAME: Chava Sara
AGE: 20
Carried for ten years

I got this knife as a present when I was about ten years old. For ten years it lived constantly in my pocket, backpack or purse. I used it to whittle, to open packages, took it hiking, camping, traveling, everything. It held an edge well and was very tough, even after ten years. I lost it again and again, but I always managed to find it. A few months ago it was lost in the mail. I'd happily buy another of the same model, but I've gotten attached to it and somehow it wouldn't seem right, so I'm getting the 505 Knight, but the nano bantam is a really, really great pocket knife.

NAME: Jake Dean
AGE: 14
Sweet Knife

I absolutely love this knife!!

NAME: Hallie Williams
AGE: 42
Nano bantam knife

I have a couple of these knives and love them. In fact I have a hard time keeping them from walking off with other people. There an attractive and comfortable knife to use. There not big and bulky. You had two patterns in the past that I really loved and also so did others because I need to replace them and you no longer offer them I think that I is called the bone collector one was in white and one was in purple I really want these patterns again and if you do another run of them I would love to know thank you.