Civivi knives, anyone?

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Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby soc_monki » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:54 pm

Already had a Plethiros and a Baklash, and finally decided to grab an Incite. Wonderful fit and finish, the layered cf/G10 is superb, and it's really comfortable to handle. Feels a lot more expensive than it is, just like the other Civivis I own.

Always wonder if these are so good, how are the high end We knives?

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Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby Red » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:43 pm

Love them, have a governor that feels like it should cost 2 or 3 times more than it did, very nice.
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Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby TomAiello » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:34 am

Where are they made?

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Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:32 pm

TomAiello wrote:
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Where are they made?
China. They are a subsidiary of WE Knives.
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Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby soc_monki » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:20 pm

Yep, China. I know many people have an aversion to buying Chinese, and I do as well to an extent. I do not like their government and how they treat their people. I think they need to be brought down and the country made free. But I also believe that the majority of Chinese people are good people, and the people at We/Civivi certainly seem to be knife guys through and through, and are putting out amazing quality at very reasonable prices.

Some of their designs are a little bit out there. Not as wacky as Kizer though. And We knows how to make a blade that cuts. I wish they would use 9cr18mov more, but people complained about "alphabet soup" steel and pretty much changed everything over to D2. Not a bad thing, but We's 9cr performs well and is inexpensive.
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Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby spyderg » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:22 pm

Their modern folders don’t call to me. Got the Rustic Gent, I think that’s what it’s called. Super well made but lacks character.
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Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby araneae » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:43 pm

They make a great knife. I have a handful now and each is pretty much flawless for around $50. The Elementum is my favorite. Probably the best made knives available under $100.
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Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:43 am

I've got notifications set up with BHQ for 3 differently Elementum's when they get in stocked. A guy at work has one, base model with D2 steel. But, for $50 something dollars it's a great bang for the buck! Super smooth, nice ergos and seems to be pretty well made. Could easily pass for $85 knife imo.

I did have a WE Knives Wisp for a while. Really nicely done. Super light, took up no pocket space and was similar in size to the Delica but had quite a bit more cutting edge. This is the only pic I could find of it, with the Urban. Ultimately I ended up selling it because it was too nice to really use at work, but also more I looked at it I was finding it kind of busy and became turned off by the blue hardware. The knife itself was great, can't take that away from them!

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Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Postby soc_monki » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:29 pm

spyderg wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:22 pm
Their modern folders don’t call to me. Got the Rustic Gent, I think that’s what it’s called. Super well made but lacks character.
If they made a Rustic Gent XL the size of the Buck 110 I would get one. I don't mind the 112 size, but I prefer bigger. The Gents do look nice though!
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