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TonyKat 05-07-2022 10:19 PM

Civivi knives are great
 
I've bought 3 of them from Amazon over the last few weeks and they're a really good value.

https://i.ibb.co/YkfrvDh/71-DQBr-Rxln-L-AC-SL1300.jpg


https://i.ibb.co/bP3GjQW/71-AJLm6z-Fq-S-AC-SL1300.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/VNZd8zJ/61-F6-N0d-Ju9-S-AC-SL1300.jpg

hermosabeach 05-07-2022 11:35 PM

Please tell us more!

How much have you cut with the knives?
How much have you worn the knives?
Opening
Closing
Other than blade - any sharp corners/ edges?

Many pretty knives don't hold up
Edges dull fast or
Blades break as they are too hard
Etc

hermosabeach 05-07-2022 11:38 PM

Are they expensive
What types of steel?
Real Damascus or Damascus pattern?

tonyt22 05-08-2022 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hermosabeach (Post 26885261)
Please tell us more!

How much have you cut with the knives?
How much have you worn the knives?
Opening
Closing
Other than blade - any sharp corners/ edges?

Many pretty knives don't hold up
Edges dull fast or
Blades break as they are too hard
Etc

I've had a few of the older models for years now
The actions are smooth with day to day use will need touch up once a month or so most of their blades are
Some kind of D2 steel not the best but hold up great for a 50 dollar blade one handed open and closing. I haven't broke a blade but did bend one prying on something

TonyKat 05-08-2022 3:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hermosabeach (Post 26885264)
Are they expensive
What types of steel?
Real Damascus or Damascus pattern?

Here's the paid on Amazon and links to specs from the manufacturer

Hadros - $85.00
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/03...g?v=1630289342 https://www.civivi.com/collections/d...-wood-damascus


Kepler - $85.00
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/03...g?v=1623988949 https://www.civivi.com/collections/f...de-knife-c2109

Elementum - $50.00
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/03...g?v=1638236178 https://www.civivi.com/products/civi...39358055088263

TonyKat 05-08-2022 3:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hermosabeach (Post 26885261)
Please tell us more!

How much have you cut with the knives?
How much have you worn the knives?
Opening
Closing
Other than blade - any sharp corners/ edges?

Many pretty knives don't hold up
Edges dull fast or
Blades break as they are too hard
Etc

I haven't beaten them up too much yet. Mostly amazon boxes, zip ties, and plastic clamshell packaging. Extremely sharp as you'd expect any new knife to be. They are surprisingly nice especially for the price. No lazy manufacturing flaws at all. They seem like they could be multi decade kinda knives, like an old buck 110 in durability. The opening action feels smooth like bearings.

The green fixed blade will last a lifetime. I haven't used it for anything other than walking around the house thinking about defending myself from the pizza guy.

The black folder has zero side to side blade wobble. It's as solid as a fixed blade when it's open. It's see it's fair share of cardboard so far.

The wood Damascus one is the first one that will snap off from the handle if I had to guess. It's not as solid as the other two and has a tiny bit of blade wobble side to side when it's open. The damascus is real, 110 layers forged. Sharpest of the three. The wood is also very nice.

Solid purchases all around. I'm sure I'll end up with a few more before the year is over.

TonyKat 05-08-2022 2:45 PM

I hadn't seen this before but has some good info for the curious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJMeRlV3iVk


crufflers 05-13-2022 3:54 AM

The Ortis is a nice model and so are the button lock models like the Cogent.

https://i.imgur.com/2sjznuNl.jpg

It is hard to get too excited about more import liner locks though. Really good Ti framelocks at those prices would be more interesting.

crufflers 05-13-2022 7:53 AM

WE knives were pretty good when they came out, but the first $90 WE I had, even though it was smooth as glass, had a soft detent. Too soft where you could shake out the blade. The Civivi's I have today are better than that WE. I am sure the WE's are even more improved. Yeah, what they have done with Civivi is pretty impressive (especially comparing to junk like CJRB), but imports should be cheaper than USA made alternatives like ZT. When you get to about $100-$200 price, you can choose Hogue Deka Gen2, Kershaw USA, lots of ZT, etc... I have a ton of ZT I got for under $150... Are the ZT's worth THREE CIVIVI's though???

YEP. Three or five.

The new wave of button locks is tempting... basically a smooth bearing flipper action with a slick button release that is fidgety and keeps your digits out of the blade path, if that's a plus. Button locks are cool but no more efficient than a compression lock IMHO.

golfish 05-13-2022 8:29 PM

The best knife for the money....

I've got the one below except olive scales..

https://www.civivi.com/products/civi...39358055088263

BigPimping 05-14-2022 9:25 PM

For being made in China, they feel like pretty high quality. Mine have not given me any grief.

Garbcollector 05-15-2022 3:10 AM

I've been using a civivi elementum as a work knife for the last few years. Excellent value for the money the D2 steel holds an edge for a long time. Plus if it gets lost your only out $50+ bucks not a few hundred

G-forceJunkie 05-15-2022 9:50 AM

been carrying an elementum for a year or so now. Very happy with the quality, don't love the blade shape, would prefer something more pointed for opening boxes, 99% of its intended job.


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