August Heats up with Three New Civivi Models

August is here, and with it another new batch of Civivi models. Three new knives are set to arrive this month, including a new blade shape for their flagship model.

Wharnie Elementum

The Elementum, of course, is that flagship knife, the model that, on release, brought the Civivi name to its widest audience yet. There has been no shortage of Elementum variations over the years, and now the fan favorite is getting wharncliffeified. The blade length remains unchanged at 2.97 inches – a perfect size for everyday carry chores, a use category for which the wharncliffe is a well-known favorite.

There are a few differences besides the obvious one here. The wharncliffe blade can be opened with either a thumb stud or flipper, whereas the standard the Elementum is flipper only. The blade steel is Nitro-V, a sort of stainless counterpart to D2, which many Civivi knives are made from (including some, but not all, prior Elementum flavors).


If the Elementum is all practical, the Bhaltair, on the other hand, is 100% tactical. The 3.98-inch blade isn’t just large, it’s imposing: with an exaggerated American-style tanto edge grind and multifaceted swedge up top, it is a striking silhouette. Like the Wharnie Elemtnum, it opens with either thumb stud or flipper tab.

The Bhaltair’s blade steel is 14C28N, a stainless steel that holds a nice edge and also recovers from hard use pretty handily. The handle scales, which are available in multiple colors, are made from either burlap Micarta, or G-10 that has been left with a coarse finish for added grip.


Here’s an interesting one. The Caetus appears to be a variation on the Cetos, a release from last year. It isn’t a resize though, as it has the same 3.48 blade length and 14C28N steel as its sibling. What are different, however, are the under-the-hood mechanics. The Cetos is a frame lock, while Caetus uses a liner lock instead, which helps to bring its weight down to 3.19 oz. (the Cetus weighed nearly 4 oz.).

Civivi says that all three knives will arrive by the middle of the month.

Knife in Featured Image: Civivi Bhaltair

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