There Will be Five New Designs and Updates in Civivi’s Line Up Soon:
The Chevalier II is a smaller version of its namesake, sporting the same Sandvik 14C28N steel, just in a sub-four-inch sheepsfoot blade length. Out the gate they’re offering this with a black, orange, or gray aluminum handle with a black stonewashed or satin finished blade, or you can get fancy with the Damascus blade.
The Praxis is getting a button lock, a change which has lengthened the handle very slightly, but otherwise it’s the same flipper we’ve known all along. That will be available in a black, silver, or green aluminum handle with a black stonewash or satin finished blade in Nitro V steel. Or, again, you have the option to roll with a Damascus blade.
There’s now a Mini Elementum Fixed Blade featuring Nitro V steel in a 2.24-inch blade. With an overall length of just under five inches it’s smaller even than the flipper version, and should sit comfortably in neck knife territory, especially since their shipping it in a kydex sheath with a bead chain. We had positive experiences with the larger fixed-blade version of this design, so it will be interesting to see how the ergonomics translate down to a smaller size.
They’re also coming out with two completely new designs:
The Sokoke, designed by Ray Laconico, is a standard-sized folder with a thumb-stud open, a 3.3-inch drop point blade, and an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. That will be available in jade G10 or green canvas Micarta, and the blade in either a Sandvik 14C28N or Damascus steel.
On the more dramatically-styled side, Civivi has a new designer on the books. Piotr Gosciniak of PG Knives is the mind behind the Propugnator, a plus-sized fixed blade with a 4.15-inch blade in D2 steel and full-tang construction. It ships with a pancake-style kydex sheath with Civivi’s adjustable T-clip, which makes it a candidate for horizontal carry solutions.
The Propugnator will be available with black G10, green canvas Micarta, or yellow Ultem for the scales, and a black or grey stonewash for the blade, which they’re calling reverse tanto, and we won’t argue with that classification for now.
The new drop of knives will available December 1, so there should be plenty of time to snatch one up for the holidays.