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Most knife nuts give the nod to the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 (colloquially referred to as the PM2) as the best EDC knife out there, capable of tackling big jobs and small with equal ease and polish. They’re not wrong of course; the PM2 is my answer to that weird hypothetical “if you had to keep only one knife forever” question some people like to ask. But its big brother the Military is probably better suited to a tactical role, thanks largely due to its size. Stretching nearly 10 inches(!) from tip to butt when open yet only weight 4 ½ ounces, the Military packs a ton of blade into a pocketable package. It weighs so little by sweating the details. The liners are nested inside the G10 scales and skeletonized, provide strength without weighing you down. All of the hardware (including the lanyard hole) sits flush with the handles for a smooth grip as well. One odd thing about the Military: right hand tip down carry only, with a clip that spans the pivot screw.The Military’s blade shape is a long, thin fully flat ground clip point with a perfectly straight spine and a continuous curve to the edge that stretches out a full 4” compared to the PM2’s 3.4” blade. Standard steel is CPM S30V for around $175, but you can also upgrade to CPM S110V and “blurple” G10 scales for $191. There’s also a “fluted titanium” military with intricately machined, contoured titanium scales (and a frame lock) for $225, but larger size and weight (5.6 ounces) doesn’t match the high-speed-low-drag ethos of tactical knives. The Military is rock solid but featherlight, a great slicing and piercing knife, and made from top notch materials.

Is CIVIVI Chinese?
(WE) has earned the reputation for always delivering innovative designs manufactured with consistently high quality. As a result, WE has established itself as the largest Chinese manufacturer of quality cutlery.
The 7 does the unique trick of taking premium materials and appearing normal. Blade steel is upgraded to CPM S35VN from the regular 154CM, on this knife with a handsome stonewash finish that hides scratches. The 3.3” blade has a pronounced tanto tip with a long swedge and – most characteristically Emerson – is chisel ground, meaning the primary and edge bevels are only on one side. It’s said this is done to make the knife easier to sharpen in the field – although with S35 steel that seems like an unlikely event versus just sticking to the brand’s core features. The CQC-7 also uses full titanium liners underneath rough textured black G10, and the whole thing is held together with Philips screws for the body and a large straight head screw for the pivot – again, for ease of service. Carry is right hand tip-up only (tip up is the only way the Wave functions.) It’s not pretty, but it’s a design that’s been refined over decades to be useful and dependable in the field.Tactical knives are designed for combat or emergency use versus the more pocket-friendly modern EDC knife, with feature sets that assist in such roles. Common tactical features include things like black-coated blades (for low visibility and drag), tanto blade shapes (better for push cutting/piercing), automatic deployment or deployment aids such as waves and flipper tabs, “overbuilt” construction, flow-through backspacers, and general focus on toughness over practical considerations.

Why is the CIVIVI elementum so popular?
For an everyday carry pocketknife, the CIVIVI Elementum performs great. Thanks to its hollow ground drop point blade, it cuts and slices with ease. The Elementum makes quick work of small, everyday tasks and cutting chores.
The Benchmade 9051/9052 – better known as the AFO II – is a revision of the original AFO, which was Benchmade’s first automatic knife. It’s a push-button automatic where the button is both the lock and the deployment method, and it’s a favorite choice of military members serving overseas for its reliable one-handed deployment, solid build, and no-nonsense blade shapes.

The X-5 is a design by Allen Elishewitz, and its design is… noticeable. Much like the EX-04 I reviewed previously, the X-5 is not what you’d call a conventionally-styled knife. Like that knife, you have a choice of two blade shapes and two sizes: here, a spear point (although I’d say it’s more of a “harpoon point” with the dip in the spine) and a modified wharncliffe – highly modified. It has a compound grind with a thicker primary bevel towards the pivot, a reverse-tanto tip, and a smooth concave curvature to the spine. Both blade shapes come in CPM-154 steel, a great mid-level stainless that’s easy to sharpen and holds an edge pretty well.
Kit Carson’s M16 design has been the cornerstone of Columbia River Knife & Tool’s lineup seemingly forever, selling in a bewildering array of variations – blade shapes, sizes, coatings, steel types, you name it. For a lot of people (your author included) the M16 was their introduction to tactical knives. I remember the first time I held one – my uncle had found it under a seat in a used car he bought, with the cheeky “1*” stamp on the blade. Feeling it pop open with a press of that flipper tab had me hooked, realizing there was a world beyond the Swiss Army Knives I’d known.What’s more tactical than a knife named after the world’s most prolific assault rifle? Boker received the approval of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the father of the infamous Russian AK47 rifle, to build knives under the Kalashnikov name before his passing in 2013. The Kalashnikov’s are a line of push button autos from the Boker Solingen line (German built) and the Boker Plus line (Chinese built) that all feature similar handles and blade steels. The standard Kalashnikov has a simple flat ground drop point blade in AUS-8 steel, with aluminum handles with individual finger grooves and a grainy texture to increase grip.

The Launch 5 is visually identifiable as Emerson’s work, but also as a modern high-line Kershaw product, with high quality finishing and details. Blade steel on the Launch series is CPM-154, a powdered-metallurgy upgrade to 154CM which results in finer grain size for better sharpening. The blade itself is a 3.5” clip point with a deep stonewash to it to hide scratches and resist rust. It uses an aluminum handle with a series of radial grooves milled in which extend to the bottom of the handle and taper off- a nice touch. There’s also a lanyard tie-off in the handle, which uses an integrated backspacer for a stronger build and less parts. Like the rest of the Launch series, the deployment button is highlighted with red rings- and on the 5, its set level with the surface of the handle to avoid accidental opening. This whole series of knives from Kershaw has ridiculously good deployment. It’s a no-nonsense automatic without all the frills and toys, just good materials, design, and ergonomics.
You have two choices for blade shapes: a flat ground drop point or an American tanto, both of which are available partially serrated as well as black-coated. There’s also the new 10 Anniversary edition, which features OD Green scales and a stonewashed drop point blade. All 06 Autos also come with a backspacer that extends past the end of the handle to form a “strike pommel” – which also includes a lanyard hole if you need it.Cold Steel is probably the mainstream knife company most closely associated with “tactical” knives. They make all kinds of crazy combat and self-defense oriented products: push daggers, swords, a kubotan that looks like a Sharpie, that kind of thing. But when it comes to actual rely-on-it-when-it-counts dependability and performance, Cold Steel’s the real deal. Their line of folders that have been designed with input from Andrew Demko includes his Tri-Ad lock design, which is a modification of a lockback that includes a stop pin fitted between the lock bar and the tang of the blade, which eliminates vertical blade play and reduces the effect of wear on the two surfaces. In practice it’s a very solid lock, with a characteristic “thwack” when it opens. The added strength of the Tri-Ad lock makes tasks that you wouldn’t normally put a knife through – like batoning – less likely to damage the knife.

Hogue is primarily known in the firearms industry for their gun grips, holsters, and other high quality accessories. So it’s a natural fit that their knives would have a tactical element to them. What sets Hogue knives apart from other “gun brand” knives are two things: one, they actually make their own knives (most all other gun-branded knives are outsourced, and in fact Hogue is now making H&K’s knives after Benchmade sold the rights) and two: they’re actually good. Anyone who’s used a “Smith & Wesson” branded knife is familiar with this concept.
Tactical knives are tough, dependable, and have an air of preparedness that some people like – whether you’re deploying overseas or just stuffing it in your pocket before you go to the grocery store. Here are ten great tactical knives you can rely on.The Recon 1 is beefy but fits well in the pocket- two thick slabs of grippy G10 handle scales with two deep finger choils don’t require the use of steel liners, so the handle is pretty thin in the pocket while still having solid ergonomics. There’s a reversible tip down carry clip that’s set into a square recess for added stability. The blade on the Recon 1, like a lot of Cold Steel’s lineup, was recently upgraded from the old standby AUS-8 steel up to Carpenter CTS-XHP, a very high performance steel that’s got interesting chemistry. Compared to an industry stalwart like S30V, it’s got a bit more Carbon and Chromium, but also portions of Manganese, Nickel and Silicone giving it great hardness and wear resistance. It’s available as a spear point, clip point (like you see on bowie knives), or tanto – all blades come black DLC-coated – and either plain edge, partially, or fully serrated. The Recon 1 isn’t fancy, it doesn’t flip on bearings or have Mokuti anything. But it’s ergonomic, tough as nails, has a top notch blade steel, it’s thin enough to disappear in your pocket, and it’s yours for $100. A must-have.That was a decade and a half ago, and the M16 is still with us- sadly, Kit Carson isn’t. The M16 KS line is an update to this classic design, keeping all the things that make it a function driven tool but adding a few updates. The KS is available in 4 variants that all share some common attributes but different sizes and blade shapes. The 01 and 02 are a spear point and a tanto around the 3” mark, the 03 is a 3.5” spearpoint, and the 04 is a beefy 3.9” tanto. For this new line they’ve switched from a liner lock to a stainless frame lock – the handles are all stainless instead of the normal polymer scales with stainless liners – which also means the removal of the sometimes-awkward LAWKS secondary safety system. Like the normal M16, the ambidextrous thumb studs also serve as the blade stop in the open position. The KS line has also been upgraded to Sandvik 12c27 steel from the AUS-8 the M16 line normally uses which offers slightly better edge retention as well as corrosion resistance – it’s the same steel on the uplevel Swindle I reviewed which I rather liked.The CQC-7 (Close Quarters Combat) is the prototypical Emerson folder, with all of the things people love – and hate – about Ernest’s knives. Emerson makes a wide array of knives but the 7 is arguably the most closely aligned with the brand. And there’s a large number of variations of the CQC-7, but perhaps the most “tactical” is the recent 7BW Flipper variant, which features three – three! – different deployment methods. Primary is the wave, Emerson’s industry calling card and arguably the fastest method of deploying a folding knife from the closed and concealed to the open, locked, and in-hand position. There’s a hook that protrudes from the spine of the blade towards the tip, that as you draw the knife from your pocket grabs on the corner of the seam and pulls the blade open by itself. There’s also a thumb disc – an unusual departure from the normal stud or hole most knives use – and new to this knife is the addition of a flipper tab. To aid in deployment, this version of the CQC-7 utilizes stainless steel GTC ball bearings for a frictionless action as opposed to the normal 7’s washers.

From a history of providing a steady stream of successful products, WE Knife Co. Ltd. (WE) has earned the reputation for always delivering innovative designs manufactured with consistently high quality. As a result, WE has established itself as the largest Chinese manufacturer of quality cutlery.
The Gerber 06 is another heavy duty automatic that’s favored by the military for its durability and ease of use. If you’re used to Gerber’s that are cheap Chinese blister-pack knives sold in Wal-Mart you throw away when they get dull, the 06 is probably about as different from that as possible. It’s not pretty, but it’s tough as nails and ready for anything.

The X-5 uses a unique deployment method: it’s a flipper with a plunge lock, but it uses a separate detent to give it a strong opening action. The detent is actually mounted on a steel plate that’s inset inside the handles. This is done because a plunge lock, while smooth, doesn’t provide the strong detent needed to make a flipper really impressive, and also gives the knife additional safety when closed. I’ve handled an X-5 at the excellent USA Made Blade showroom and from experience can say that it flips like a knife on bearings – without any bearings. It’s a remarkable experience. Speaking of safety, the plunge lock (button lock) is an incredibly strong design that – in my experiences – requires a little break in to be fully smooth. If that’s not enough, the X-5 also features a secondary lock safety switch that can be slid forward in the open position to prevent accidental release of the lock during use for extra piece of mind. There’s also a fully automatic version using a coil spring and the plunge lock (where the safety switch works in both open and closed positions) if you’re so inclined and permitted.
At Knife Informer we spend hundreds of hours bringing you informative content and unbiased reviews and support that effort through affiliate commissions on purchases made through our links.The X-5, like all Hogue knives, is tough, capable, impeccably built, sharp beyond belief from the factory, and also offers impressive deployment without the added complication and vulnerability that a bearing system can present. The 0301 is a co-design between Mick Strider and Ken Onion, and there’s a lot going on to be certain. The blade is 3 ¾” long and cut from beefy 0.17” blade stock, made from CPM S30V steel – which was top of the heap when this knife was introduced! It features a dramatic recurved drop point shape, with a two tone “tiger stripe” finish to the blade. It uses Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted open technology to get the big blade out, so there’s no worries of sand or other grit getting into a bunch of ball bearings. Everything about the 0301 is heavy duty, and none more visibly than the pivot. Instead of a T10 screw, the 0301 uses a 3/8” hex bolt to secure the pivot, which you can adjust with pliers if you need to. Tactical is a word that gets thrown around a lot when it comes to modern pocket knives. Well, pocket knives and a lot of other things. A trip to AliExpress and you can find tactical bracelets, pens, boots, rings, axes, lights, hairpins, probably even toilet seats and owls. It’s the kind of word that people know what you mean when you say it, but defining it isn’t so cut and dried.Yeah, you read that right. The ZT 0301 weighs more than half of a pound. This is what built the house of Zero Tolerance: ridiculously, meticulously overbuilt knives that you can bring into hell and back no worse for the wear. The ZT 0301 actually went out of production, and is back for a brief sprint run because retailers and consumers alike were upset it was gone – despite its old age.

Is CIVIVI a good brand for knives?
Conclusion. CIVIVI knives are some of the highest-quality budget folding knives money can buy. Unlike other knives in the same price range, CIVIVI knives offer better materials, more consistent fit and finish, and a better overall experience than some other brands can offer.
Handles are 6061 aluminum with a tough anodized coating. Ergonomically it’s got a rock-solid grip, with pronounced outward curves that your fingers rest against towards the pivot forming an effective finger guard. Deployment is coil-spring automatic with a stout plunge lock, which also features a two-way safety. When pushed towards the button, it locks the blade closed – and can also be engaged when the blade is open to prevent the lock from releasing. Like a lot of firearms the safety switch has a red dot to indicate the safety is disengaged as well. Unusually, the 06 doesn’t actually use washers – there is a raised surface integral to the handle that the blade rides against. Build on the handle side is similarly chunky, with full titanium 3D-machined scales on both sides. The thumb studs double as the blade stop here, and the titanium frame lock features a bolt-in stainless lockbar interface to avoid premature wear and sticking. The clip is four-way positionable, and the entire handle is textured for a secure grip – although there are runs of jimping on the spine and the butt as well. The 0301 has never been an everyday carry knife that you slice your mail open with at the office – it’s been the one folding knife you’d want if you were dropped on a deserted island. When Kershaw launched the Launch series a few years ago, no one was prepared for how popular they would become, but it’s not a tremendous surprise. There is a pretty significant gap in the automatic knife market in between affordable knives like the Boker Kalashnikov ($40, on this list) and pricey high-end automatics like Protechs, Microtechs, and Benchmades. So combining Kershaw’s well-regarded approach to quality, consistency and value with a modern tactical automatic folder was a sure-fire win at a mid-range price. It’s even more of a win when you include a design from Ernest Emerson in the mix, a man who knows a thing or two about tactical knives to be sure!It retails for $40 and comes in a variety of configurations – dagger, tanto, reverse tanto, black coated or plain blade, partially serrated variants, and a few different handle colors. There are also a few upgraded versions in the $70-80 range – most appealing is the 70 Anniversary edition, which has a satin finished drop point blade in CTS-XHP steel, as well as some limited editions with Damascus blades in a bowie or a tanto configuration. All of them have a deep carry clip that’s configured for right hand tip up carry only. They all offer a remarkable value for money and no-nonsense automatic deployment for people that need it.

At around $40 these upgraded M16’s are very affordable, and they’re imminently practical. Two deployment methods, a four-position pocket clip, flow-through construction for easy cleaning, simple but effective ergonomics, and a thin profile in pocket – these are less than 0.40” wide – means the M16-KS line is a tough knife you can rely on that won’t drag you (or your wallet) down.
The AFO II comes in two variants – the 9051 which is a drop-point blade, and the 9052 which is an American tanto shape. You have the choice of satin finish or black DLC coating on the blade, as well as option of plain edge or partially serrated. All AFO II’s use 154CM stainless steel, a mid-range non-powdered “do everything” steel that’s an excellent balance between edge retention and sharpen-ability. Compared to the original AFO, the lock button is larger and has a stronger spring to prevent accidental firing, as does the sliding safety on the spine of the blade. The AFO’s handles are made out of 6061 anodized aluminum with a series of grooves milled in, and are tapped for a four-position clip carry – unusual for an automatic. These knives spring open with a satisfying “clack” and have a reassuring pressure to the deployment button – they feel great to use and they last a long time. They’ve also included a carbide glass breaker on the butt of the handle. In keeping with the military oriented role, AFO II comes with a nylon sheath that is Molle compatible if you prefer to carry it that way.

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According to Gordon Ramsay’s official website, the star chef is the holder of seven Michelin Stars, runs an international empire of restaurants, is a bestselling author and hit television presenter, manages a production studio, co-runs a charity, and has hosted not one, but two courses on MasterClass. So, when he recommends the type of kitchen knives he thinks you should own, you listen.

As Ramsay says, the chopping knife is excellent for, well, chopping. However, thanks to the utility of the sharp tip and double beveled blade, chopping is hardly all a chef’s knife is good for, per Made-In Cookware. The knife’s design makes it easy to rock the blade, which is perfect for dicing, mincing, and slicing everything from fruits and vegetables, to meats, nuts, and herbs.
Bread knives are also excellent for piercing though the tough outer shell of pumpkins, squash, or pineapples, per Kikusumi. Tomatoes too, while not having rough exteriors, benefit from a serrated blade. A properly sharpened chef’s knife will slice through a tomato in a jiffy. But if you’re not regularly sharpening your knives, a bread knife is an excellent alternative that won’t completely eviscerate your tomato, according to HuffPost.The short blade, typically between 2.5 to 4.5 inches in length, allows for more control when performing these more detail oriented tasks. The size the paring knife directly dictates its usage. Unlike the chef’s knife, the paring knife is not an all purpose vehicle, meaning it is not the best option for cutting meat and larger root vegetables, or slicing bread.Boning knives are not to be confused with filleting knives. While they both have long blades that form a tapered curve and finger guards to protect your hands from the sharp edge, the boning knife is specifically designed to maneuver around bones, slice through cartilage and ligaments, and remove skin from animals, per F.N. Sharp. This makes them a great option for hunters.

What is the worlds best combat knife?
Best Tactical Knives: SummaryEmerson CQC-7BW.Cold Steel Recon 1.ZT 0301.Hogue X-5.CRKT M16-KS.Benchmade AFO II.Kershaw Emerson Launch 5.Gerber 06 Auto.
One of the keys to running a successful kitchen, home or professional, is to have a stock of sharp, quality knives. Jacques Pépin has noted on several occasions that sharp knives are not only more efficient, but far safer than dull ones, via KQED. You don’t need to have a battalion of second-rate knives. Instead, keep a small number of high quality knives. They will last you far longer and serve you far better. Here are the four Ramsay recommends: chopping, paring, bread, and boning.However, the paring knife does come in handy when it comes time to score raw meat or bread dough. According to MasterClass, to score is to cut a slash in the surface of a bread dough before baking. By scoring your loaf of bread, you allow the steam to escape during baking so the dough can expand without cracking. The same is true when scoring meat. Made-In Cookware states that the added cuts on the meats surface will help increase the Maillard reaction, giving you that great crispy sear, and allow any aromatics to marinate deeper. So keep this little knife right next to the big guy. You’ll always find use for both.

While they make separating meat from bones a breeze, a boning knife can serve more than one purpose in your kitchen. As Made-In Cookware explains, the flexibility of the blade makes a boning knife ideal for handling baked goods. They have the length and sharpness to evenly cut the layers for a cake, as well as paring knife style dexterity for shaping pastries, removing the core from cupcakes without harming the overall structure, and cutting/peeling/coring fruits. So, do yourself a favor and get rid of all the old, dull knives cluttering up your drawers, and get these four instead.Despite it’s hacksaw-like appearance, a bread knife can actually perform some rather delicate tasks. Kikusumi Knives explains that bread knives are excellent option for cutting into softer desserts. Again owing to the lack of downward pressure needed to use it, the bread knife can help delicate desserts, such as a multilayered cake, maintain their structure far better than a chef’s knife or pie server.There are several popular styles of chef’s knives. Japanese style knives, in particular, are noted for their steel quality and thiner, lightweight blades, per Acit Group. According to MasterClass, Ramsay prefers Henckels knives, which are a German style brand. As Acit Group states, German style chef’s knives are noted for their bulky blades that are tough enough to handle the likes of chicken bones owing to their extra heft. Whatever your preferred style, owning a chef’s knife is essential if you want an efficient and versatile kitchen.

Our motto is summarized in two simple words, “Made Better”. There are countless knives to choose from, but WE will always be distinguished simply because a WE knife is “MADE BETTER”.
WE’s philosophy has always placed product quality as the life of the brand and design innovation as the driving force for its growth. The R&D team at WE and our team of talented designers continuously bring exciting new products to the market while always striving for perfection.The CIVIVI Mini Elementum is the smallest model in the Elementum series. It’s small enough to put on a keychain, but unlike most keychain knives, it’s made with the same level of materials and workmanship as the full-size models.

From a history of providing a steady stream of successful products, WE Knife Co. Ltd. (WE) has earned the reputation for always delivering innovative designs manufactured with consistently high quality. As a result, WE has established itself as the largest Chinese manufacturer of quality cutlery.
CIVIVI knives look good, feel good, work well and get the job done- all without breaking the bank. Like their WE Knife brethren, they too, are “MADE BETTER”.Reacting to the needs of the market, in 2018 WE introduced the CIVIVI brand to specifically focus on offering a functional, utilitarian, EDC product line at more affordable prices.By merging WE’s core values of innovative design & quality manufacturing with materials such as G10, peel ply carbon fiber and D2, stainless & Damascus steels, CIVIVI products will provide their users with value & performance without compromise.When you carry a Dessert Warrior, you go beyond the practicality of EDCing a knife. This line of collaboration knives sold by BladeHQ has made its mark on the community, and you can see why with just one glance. With its deliciously-beautiful handle and playful pink and blue colors, the CIVIVI Elementum Dessert Warrior is sure to stand out in your hand and give the rest of your EDC a tasty pop. And the fact that the Elementum is one of the best everyday carry knives you can pick out for yourself is just icing on the cake.

What brand of knife does the US military use?
KA-BAR The traditional KA-BAR marked for Army personnel. Blade features U.S. ARMY tang stamp. Leather sheath included. We are KA-BAR, or more formally, KA-BAR Knives, Inc.
The CIVIVI Elementum comes with a donut-pink G-10 handle with playful sparkles in its Dessert Warrior edition. The 2.96″ D2 tool steel blade has also been given a frosted-blue finish to contrast the handles’ colorful scales and tasty “bread” liners. This adds a striking aesthetic to the knife and improves the blade’s rust resistance because D2 is not stainless steel. We’ll be straight with you: if you want your hands on the CIVIVI Elementum Dessert Warrior, you have to be hungry for it. This limited edition collaborative knife will be available on Tuesday, August 16, at 10AM Mountain Daylight Time in the United States. You can only purchase it at BladeHQ. So, mark your calendar, have a nice breakfast, and get ready to pick up this sweet knife. You won’t regret it. And aside from the unique colorway, everything that has made the CIVIVI Elementum such a popular everyday carry flipper folding blade remains the same. You get solid specs at an affordable price point, a sleek profile, snappy flipper opening, and a skeletonized clip (also in a frosted-blue finish) to take care of pocket carry.Disclosure : Everyday Carry is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Civivi knives are a relatively new knife company, having only been founded in 2018. However, they have quickly made a name for themselves in the knife world thanks to their high-quality products and commitment to customer service. Civivi knives were created to expand the WE knife brand and enter new markets as a more affordable variant of the high-end models produced by WE Knife Co.
This is where Civivi comes in, as they have cornered the market when it comes to offering tough, durable knives that are designed to be used and abused on a daily basis. The Chinese company, which is part of the WE Knife Co. Ltd umbrella, produces knives that are designed for everyday carry, but without the hefty price tag. In fact, many of Civivi’s knives cost less than $100, which makes them a great option for those on a budget. This makes them into a genuine everyday carry option.

It would be easy for a knife company that produces affordable knives to just stick to one type of knife product in order to reduce production costs. But Civivi have an expansive range of options for customers to choose from. They also make use of a number of different materials to construct their knives, such as CPM S35VN, Damascus, 154CM, Nitro-V, N690, 14C28N, VG-10, D2, 10Cr15CoMoV, 9Cr18MoV to name a few.
Civivi knives are designed and manufactured by Chinese company We Knife Co. Ltd. We Knife has been in business since 2000 and is one of the most respected knife manufacturers in China.Civivi knives are an excellent value proposition for budget-conscious knife collectors and users. The blades are made from high-quality materials, and the overall fit and finish of the knives are excellent. In addition, Civivi offers a lifetime warranty on all of their knives, which is a testament to the confidence they have in their products. If you’re looking for a well-made knife that won’t break the bank, Civivi is definitely worth checking out. Knife enthusiasts will be familiar with the term “everyday carry” (EDC), and it’s fair to say that most knife brands would classify a large number of their products as EDC-friendly models. But do you really want to use your high-end knife for run-of-the-mill actions like prying, opening cans, or even light carpentry? Probably not. The truth of the matter is that many of us just aren’t 100% sure about carrying around a $300 knife and using it for everyday purposes. It’s not that we don’t trust the knife, it’s just that we don’t want to risk damaging or losing such an expensive piece. Civivi offers a warranty on their products stating that their knives “will be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original owner for the life of the product.” A common hesitation for the prospective buyer of a low-priced knife is the suspicion of poor quality, but Civivi are tackling this head-on with their warranty offering.As we mentioned above, one of the main things that Civivi knives have garnered a reputation for is producing knives of a quality that exceeds what you’d expect from their affordable price point.

The fact that Civivi are part of the WE Knife Company means that they have access to some of the best knife designers in the business. This results in a range of well-designed blades that offer great ergonomics and practicality.
Elementum — новый повседневный складной нож от компании CIVIVI. Модель получилась чрезвычайно сбалансированной, изготовленной из качественных материалов. Elementum можно также назвать скромным, эргономичным и необычайно функциональным. Нож имеет отверстие для темляка, клипсу, гладкий и аккуратный флиппер и лайнер-лок для надежной фиксации.Материал клинка D2 — это одна из самых популярных ножевых сталей в мире. Она содержит 12% хрома, что не позволяет называться нержавеющей, но все же она достаточно хорошо противодействует коррозии. Из положительных характеристик стоит так же отметить, что она хорошо держит режущую кромку острой и обладает неплохой ударной вязкостью.Рукоять изготовлена из стеклотекстолита G10 — это композитный материал на основе стеклоткани и эпоксидной смолы. Он является очень прочным, влагонепроницаемым и ударостойким. Прекрасно поддается обработке и окрашиванию.Используя наш сайт вы даете нам согласие на использование файлов cookie на вашем устройстве в соответствии с нашей Политикой использования cookie. Если собранная информация содержит персональные данные, мы будем обрабатывать ее в соответствии с нашей Политикой конфиденциальности и Условиями использования сервиса.

CIVIVI Elementum — это EDC для многих пользователей – плавный ход флиппера и сверхнадежные материалы, такие как инструментальная сталь D2 и G-10, делают этот инструмент полностью функциональным, а десертный дизайн — это просто глазурь на пончик.ВНИМАНИЕ: Нож имеет косметические повреждения, полученные при транспортировке (мелкие царапины на рукояти). Нож в использовании не был, ничего не резал. Продается со скидкой, в состоянии “как есть”. Дополнительные накопительные скидки на эту покупку не действуют. Видео данного конкретного ножа:

It’s hard to say this knife is particularly important among a sea of other knives that fall in the same price range, but this knife offers many things to a knife nut that other knives simply can’t. For starters, it is available in many different color combinations and materials. It allows a collector to pick and choose the look they want and gives users the ability to mix and match parts to their liking. Second, the knife is made by a premium knife maker (WE Knives) and offers the same level of attention to detail and precision found in the premium knives. Finally, the knife is an amazing platform for customization. If you’re handy, it isn’t hard to make scales, acid wash the blade, and give this knife a truly one-of-a-kind look.
CIVIVI is a brand that offers a wide array of knives for any preference and budget. Whether you’re into big knives or small knives, the CIVIVI lineup has a knife for you. Some of our other favorite CIVIVI knives include the CIVIVI Chronic, the CIVIVI Picaro, and the CIVIVI Vexer. Each has its own unique design and style. They’re all well built and great for everyday carry. Check out our full selection of CIVIVI Knives by clicking below.A knife’s pocket clip can really make or break the whole experience of carrying and using it. For the CIVIVI Elementum, its deep carry pocket clip gets the job done but isn’t great. The pocket clip is thin and creates a hotspot in hand when gripped which is a huge disappointment for such a great knife. Additionally, the thinness of the pocket clip doesn’t secure the knife in pocket as much as it would if it were thicker and feels like it could break or bend easily if accidentally caught on something. With as great as the rest of this knife is, it’s unfortunate that the pocket clip doesn’t match the rest of the knife in terms of quality and function. We do love that the pocket clip is a deep carry clip and that it allows the knife to sit more discreetly in pocket.

The Elementum by CIVIVI is one of those knives that’s easily overlooked. It doesn’t scream out, “Look at me!” or “Hey! I’m great!”, but rather draws one in with its simple design and stellar build quality. During the month the knife was carried, I was continually impressed by its consistency, feel and functionality. It has the makings of an amazing everyday carry knife and is priced to allow many people to pick one up and enjoy it. Read on to learn more about the Civivi Elementum and why we gave this knife one of our highest Knife Life Scores!

Are CIVIVI knives made in China?
(WE) has earned the reputation for always delivering innovative designs manufactured with consistently high quality. As a result, WE has established itself as the largest Chinese manufacturer of quality cutlery.
CIVIVI hit it clear out of the park when they chose materials for the Elementum. Lower-priced models feature a variety of G-10 handle scales with satin finished stainless steel frames and blades, while higher-priced models feature wood, metal and carbon fiber handle scales. Whichever handle material you choose feels great in hand. The metal (brass and copper) handle scales add considerable weight to the knife while the carbon fiber handle scales take some of the weight off. The knife’s stainless-steel liners are fully skeletonized giving the knife both rigidity and weight savings. Keep your eyes peeled for future iterations of the Elementum as there are always great new things coming from our friends at CIVIVI.For as much as we love the CIVIVI Elementum, it doesn’t quite check all the boxes it needs to to rank high on the ‘pocket jewelry’ scale. Elementum looks good, but not great. It has great materials, but not amazing materials. The knife is awesome, but it doesn’t have the wow factor that comes with some other knives. When compared to knives like the Chris Reeve Sebenza, Benchmade 940 Osbourne or the ZT 0450, the Elementum is just another knife. It looks great by itself, but surrounded by other knives it’s a plain, simple and ordinary knife. If you’re after a knife that draws a ton of attention from others this isn’t the knife for you. Maybe that’s what you’re after though. This knife is amazingly simple. It gets the job done with very few frills and, quite honestly, that’s a great thing.

To put it simply, the CIVIVI Elementum is an incredible knife with features hard to find on knives less than $150. It’s simple lines and utilitarian design make it stand out in a world of overthought, complicated knives. Because of this, the Elementum has solidified itself as an EDC favorite and an overall top pick for knife nuts. It’s a great knife to collect as it comes in many different styles and variations, and can easily be customized to fit your style and needs. If you’re still on the fence about a CIVIVI Elementum, just try one out. You won’t be disappointed!
For an everyday carry pocketknife, the CIVIVI Elementum performs great. Thanks to its hollow ground drop point blade, it cuts and slices with ease. The Elementum makes quick work of small, everyday tasks and cutting chores. It was great for things like opening envelopes and packages and came in handy for other things like slicing veggies at lunch or dividing an apple between friends. Because this knife is small and designed for everyday carry, don’t expect it to perform well for hard use. Yes, it could do small camping tasks like feather sticking and cutting paracord, but we don’t suggest using it to baton or pry stuff. Overall, the knife performs how it should for an EDC knife.

One of the most impressive things about the Elementum is its smooth flipping action. Ball-bearing washers, amazing blade weight and a substantial flipper tab give make deploying this knife incredibly easy. When open, Elementum’s liner lock keeps the blade securely in place with minimal blade movement. For a relatively inexpensive knife, the deployment and lockup are incredible.
The first time you pick up this knife it feels like it’s made to fit in your hand. Whether your hands are large or small the Elementum has the right proportions to be an excellent knife for regular use and everyday carry. It features a generous finger choil and grippy jimping on the spine. The ergonomics of the Elementum are nearly perfect except mild hotspots formed by the shadowboxed liners and the thin pocket clip. The hotspots aren’t terrible, but certainly noticeable during heavier tasks. If you’d like a closer look at the CIVIVI Elementum check out the awesome Elementum overview video below from our Youtube Knife Overview channel. Or see the latest hot 2021 knife releases from CIVIVI in our recent episode of Knife Banter. As we carried and reviewed the CIVIVI Elementum, another thing we absolutely loved about it was the blade. D2 steel is gaining popularity among everyday carry knives and the like and has been tactfully chosen for the Elementum. The deep hollow-ground blade on this knife slices and dices with laser-like precision. It performed well during everyday cutting tasks and some larger tasks like cutting through rope and zip-ties. Elementum’s D2 steel was a bit of a beast when it came time to sharpen it. Edge retention is incredible on this knife, but the hardness of D2 gave us a challenge when we took it to our Spyderco Sharpmaker for a fresh edge. Other than that, the blade on the Elementum is incredible. It offers great control and performance and can absolutely take a beating.

As always, our reviews are carried out over the course of a month. The knife becomes our everyday carry and we use it for whatever tasks we see fit. Some knives are passed around and shared here at BHQ to get a better idea of how the knife works for different people with different knife preferences, and others stay with one person and reviewed based on their experiences.Knife Life is all about representing your personality and passion through the knife you carry in your pocket everyday. Quality and performance are key. Tasteful design and ritzy details are also important. You can be confident carrying any knife with a high Knife Life Score.

Like mentioned before, the CIVIVI Elementum is made by WE Knives. Thanks to the production capabilities and easy access to high-quality materials WE Knives has been able to trickle down some of their innovations and designs to their budget brand CIVIVI. The Elementum has an amazing fit and finish. The scales on this knife fit exceptionally well thanks to four small torx bolts that are recessed into the scale. The pivot on the Elementum features a well-aligned and attractive CIVIVI logo and offers a great range of tuneability. From our experience, the brass, copper, G-10 and carbon fiber scale knives are all consistent and rarely have defects or flaws. The finish on the blade is beautiful in either satin, stonewashed or coated finishes. Overall, we are very pleased with the quality and consistency of the finish on the CIVIVI Elementum.Simple lines and clean design may be boring and vanilla to some. To others, the unobtrusive looks of the Elementum add to the value of the knife and give it the ability to compliment other aspects of their everyday carry. Subtlety is important when it comes to carrying a knife and the way the Elementum looks doesn’t draw any undue attention when used. The most notable thing about the Elementum’s styling is its blade. Its shape, profile, and grind work well together to give this knife a modern look and feel.

Don’t look at this as a copout; look at it as an opportunity to scoop up a knife you might fall in love with while you can. Nothing lasts forever—well, mostly—and as such, discontinued models are part of the knife lifecycle. CIVIVI regularly needs to discontinue models to make room for the new-new. Catch a great deal on so many amazing knives and find your new favorite before it’s gone forever!
Sometimes a knife comes along that is named perfectly, and the CIVIVI Thug 2 is one of those knives. Based on the Thug titanium tank from WE Knife Co., the Thug 2 is a more pocket- and budget-friendly folder than its predecessor, which is part of the reason it made our list (we love a good value). The Thug 2 also excels in the knife world due to its unique, compound-ground blade that is a combination of a chisel and a tanto blade. We do not condone using your knife blade as a scraper (get a pry bar!), but in a pinch, the Thug 2 is tough enough to handle it (within reason). This folder is also built to be used every day, riding low in your pocket, thanks to the reversible deep-carry clip and compact size. Nitro-V steel is an excellent everyday blade steel, too, due to how easy it is to sharpen to a serious edge and due to its rust-resistance. If you could use a little extra muscle in your life, the CIVIVI Thug 2 is a cost-effective, tough little cutter.Designed by the father of the tactical knife, Bob Terzuola, the Tamashii is the posterchild for Terzuola’s elegant mix of everyday functionality and tactical sensibility—at an accessible price, to boot! While this is a fixed blade knife with all the toughness you expect, it’s lightweight and low profile enough to scout carry, so you can be prepared without drawing attention. This sleek knife was also awarded Blade Show West’s 2021 Best In Show Factory Knife and Best Factory Tactical Knife awards. If that doesn’t intrigue you, the Eastern style of the knife should. The upswept D2 blade is more than a pretty face, however, and navigates beautifully through precision jobs like getting through the joints of game, slicing up camp dinner, or carving a pumpkin.

Inspired by the traditional Japanese Kiridashi knife, the Ostap Hel-designed Ki-V is a folder that pays full homage to its utility knife roots. With a unique modified blade style and 2.5-inch length, the Ki-V is set up for success at everyday cutting, like opening packages or sharpening carpenter pencils. On top of its undeniable utility, the Ki-V looks good every step of the way. In true Ostap Hel style, the Ki-V uses a healthy dose of geometry (especially the Golden Ratio principle) to craft a truly unique and attractive knife that looks good open and closed. Finally, the CIVIVI Ki-V is the perfect size for your pocket, at around 3.5 inches closed and featuring a deep-carry clip to top everything off. If the regular Ki-V is too large for your preference, it’s also available in a compact slip joint variation, which has a 1.5-inch blade and all the build quality of the original. Add a functional showstopper to your EDC rotation with the Ki-V!While these are our top CIVIVI recommendations, Blade HQ has got way more knives than the ones featured here. Leave a review of your favorite and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for all your future knife updates.

While a relative newcomer to the game, the CIVIVI Altus is worth knowing and rises above the competition. This button lock knife capitalizes on the mechanism with ultra-smooth opening action via smooth pivot bearings. Plus, the fidget factor of the Altus is high, thanks to your choice of dual thumb stud openers or a push button opener. The nearly symmetrical drop point blade is easy to maintain, sharpen, and provides a clean look while supplying plenty of clean cuts. Like all CIVIVI knives, the Altus also boasts high-quality construction, with a centered, razor-sharp blade right out of the box and effortless action, no tune-up necessary. We highly recommend the Altus for those looking to upgrade their daily folder to something more premium without paying premium prices.

Possibly the most unique entry in our list of top CIVIVI knives, the Orthrus is a double-sided beast that can shapeshift to fit your tactical and practical needs. This is a fixed blade knife with a twist: the Nitro-V blade (a favorite of CIVIVI due to its ability to get super sharp with little effort) can be adjusted to a 45-degree angle. If you’re torn between a straight tactical fixed blade and a karambit-style fixed blade, get both with the Orthrus. Besides two blade angles, the Orthrus features two blade edges—one serrated for sawing and the other plain for slicing. For tactical uses, rescue operations, or everyday carry, the Orthrus packs a mean bite into an easy-to-transport package!Designed in collaboration with WE Knife Co. and our Blade HQ alum Ben Petersen (who has his own brand of amazing knives called Knafs Co.!), we are a little partial toward this CIVIVI pocket knife . Emphasis on “pocket”. The Baby Banter is the younger sister to the full-size Banter, an EDC icon due to its unintrusive carry, versatility, and ability to tackle every task with ease. The Baby Banter maximizes each of these attributes at about 85% of the size, performing beautifully for everyday jobs like breaking down boxes, slicing clam packaging, or food prep when your kitchen knives are all dirty. In fact, the Nitro-V blade steel is a common pick for high-end kitchen knives due to its ability to gain a wicked edge, so food prep is not a bad use for the Baby Banter. If you’re looking for a small knife with big functionality, the Baby Banter is the move for you!With budget-friendly knives, you may feel like you need to sacrifice build quality for price point. The Praxis proves that trade-off is not a necessity to outfit you with an amazing knife and stick well within your budget. Right out of the box, the Praxis flips open smoothly and has a perfect detent that almost feels like it’s spring-assisted (we assure you this knife is manual). The overall profile of the knife is clean and stylish, its lines only interrupted by subtle finger grooves for comfort. The blade is made from 9Cr18MoV stainless steel, an affordable option that’s perfect for EDC thanks to its ability to resist corrosion. The Praxis is finished with a reversible deep-carry clip for right- or left-hand carry. For around $42, the Praxis is an unbeatable EDC option.

CIVIVI knives are some of the highest-quality budget folding knives money can buy. Unlike other knives in the same price range, CIVIVI knives offer better materials, more consistent fit and finish, and a better overall experience than some other brands can offer. CIVIVI knives has made amazing knives that are essentially accessible to everyone. Whether you are looking for a budget EDC folding knife to add to your growing collection, or one knife that is built to do it all, CIVIVI knives is worth taking a hard look at. To see more CIVIVI knives, click the button below.

Our pick for the Best New Knife of 2022, the CIVIVI Conspirator is an EDC you’ll want to bet your bottom dollar on—without costing you a lot of dollars. With a full-size Nitro-V blade in a versatile drop point shape, the Conspirator can take a hair-splitting edge with ease and won’t rust on you. The Conspirator also has all your opening methods accounted for; fling the blade open with ease via the push button, the flipper, or the blade fuller and let it ride on smooth pivot bearings. The micarta or wood handle of the Conspirator is neutral enough to accommodate any size hand, bare or gloved, but has just enough contouring to cut down on hot spots. If you’re looking for a high-value co-conspirator for your every day, the Conspirator is the CIVIVI knife for you.

CIVIVI specializes in budget EDC knives that don’t skimp on quality. A subset brand of WE Knife Co., CIVIVI pocket knives offer a high-performance WE build that’s not going to break your knife budget. Whether you’re looking for a dependable everyday carry or a beater knife you can put through the paces, CIVIVI has you covered. This article looks at some of the Best CIVIVI Knives and what makes them stand out from the rest. The CIVIVI Elementum offers a clean and straightforward EDC design. Its elements come condensed, landing between too big and too small, high quality and affordability, and plain and extravagant. The resulting pocket knife is modest, ergonomic, and functional. It features super smooth ball-bearing pivot washers and a sturdy D2 steel blade. This knife comes standard with a subtle deep carry pocket clip and grippy G-10, micarta, or beautiful wood handle scales. We love that the Elementum comes in several blade steels and almost every colorway possible, including the besprinkled Dessert Warrior colorway. Check out our CIVIVI Elementum Overview for more info on why the Elementum just works. Regardless of how advanced military forces will get, combat knives, survival knives, and utility knives will always be a requirement for a variety of situations.The United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) decided not to use the traditional KA-BAR fixed knife and instead chose a folding knife with a blade length of 4 inches. This knife was rigorously tested in the field including parachute jumps. There are very few differences between the one manufactured for MARSOC and the civilian equivalency.

What knife do Navy SEALs use?
Navy SEALs (USA) – Survival Rescue Knife (SRK) This knife has a blade length of 6” and a solid 5mm thickness. Meant to be used in the most gruelling conditions, the SRK is an essential tool used by one of the most elite units in the world.
Dubbed JTF2’s “little brother”, Canada’s Tier 2 special forces unit, the Canadians Special Operations Regiment (CSOR), have a more traditional combat knife or what one would think of as a combat/survival knife.

Since 2012, the US Navy SEALs have become arguably the most famous Special Forces unit in the world. These men go through an intense selection course called Basic Underwater Demolition training, or BUDS. After surviving the BUDS course, the remaining men receive the Cold Steel SK-5 SRK knife.
Canada’s elite Tier 1 special forces unit, Joint Task Force 2, sports a unique looking knife. Where most military units have a more traditional looking knife that says “I can be used to split wood for fires” or “I can be used to cut cord to make a lean-to shelter” the look of the karambit knife just speaks for itself. It’s made to eliminate targets. Of course it’s able to be used in a multitude of different ways, I’m sure… but when Canada’s most elite unit went looking for a knife to carry into conflict, they picked a mean looking blade.

What’s interesting about the Difensa is the name itself. Back in WWII the United States and Canada put together a unit named the First Special Service Force, more commonly known as the Devil’s Brigade, and was essential to the Allies’ victory in Italy. In 1943, a battle was carried out between the Devil’s Brigade and German forces known as the Battle for Monte la Difensa, and that’s where this blade gets it’s name.
If it’s good enough for the United States Marine Corps, then it’s probably good enough for you! What’s nice is you can purchase the USMC KA-BAR knife directly from the manufacturer.Since WWII, the KA-BAR fighting utility knife has been the issued combat knife for the United States Marine Corps and is quite possibly the most famous fixed combat knife in the world. It has a 7 inch length blade made of alloy steel and a nice looking leather handle about 5 1/4 inches in length, weighing a total of only 454 grams.

What knives Gordon Ramsay use?
According to MasterClass, Ramsay prefers Henckels knives, which are a German style brand. As Acit Group states, German style chef’s knives are noted for their bulky blades that are tough enough to handle the likes of chicken bones owing to their extra heft.
In my time in the military, the only sort of knife that would have been issued to us would have been a bayonet, and that was only when I was doing drill or on parade.

What is the smallest CIVIVI knife?
The CIVIVI Mini Elementum is the smallest model in the Elementum series. It’s small enough to put on a keychain, but unlike most keychain knives, it’s made with the same level of materials and workmanship as the full-size models.
The Difensa has a 6 1/4” long, 3/16” thick, spear point blade. On the Spartan Blade website you can choose both the blade colour and the handle colour.