Blade Show 2021: Plenty of Civivi Knives on Display

The Civivi lineup will be growing significantly in the second half of 2021. Eight new models will be releasing throughout the summer, fall, and winter, including the first ever Civivi design from Bob Terzuola.

There are currently no hard release dates for any of these knives; Civivi calls them “Fall Products,” and gives them a release window between July and December. If you’re at Blade Show this weekend, you can check the prototypes out in person at Booth 725


Bob Terzuola is a knife world legend, and 2021 marks his first contribution to the Civivi lineup. The Tamashii is a mid-sized tactical fixed blade, with a very Terzuola-esque 4.07-inch Japanese tanto blade. The handle, made from contoured G-10, has a pronounced front-and-back finger guard, a lanyard hole at the other end, and a decorative pin in the center. The Tamashii comes with a polymer sheath.


The Tamashii is joined by an another fixed blade, the Ostap Hel-designed Minimus. This one is a petite, skeletonized, EDC knife, with a stubby 2.22-inch drop point blade. The Minimus could be carried like a neck knife, but its sheath also comes with a pocket clip, so it can be carried almost like an EDC folder.


Justin Lundquist also makes his Civivi debut this year, with the Lumi. The Lumi is the kind of compact EDC that Lundquist favors, packing a 2.56-inch drop point blade that folds completely into its lozenge-shaped handle. Lundquist gave the Lumi the same “out the front” flipper tab that he employed on the We Knife Co. Eidolon and his own Baby Barlow releases.


Civivi debuted a new button lock mechanism on a larger Elementum in April; now they’re going to roll out the Altus, another EDC design with a button lock. Unlike the Button Lock Elementum, the Altus has a thumb stud, and its 2.97 inch blade is closer in length to the standard flipper/liner lock Elementum than the button lock variant.


The Cogent is also a button lock folder, larger than the Altus and packing a flipper instead of a thumb stud. Its harpoon-style blade is 3.47 inches long; the Cogent is also the first Civivi knife that will be available in a partially-serrated version alongside the standard plain edge option.


Dylan Mallery‘s Hadros is another mid-sized offering. Its 3.35-inch wharncliffe blade is racy and stylish, and it is paired to a thin, tapering handle with a steel liner lock. Simple black G-10 scales cover the liners, although it’s probably a safe bet that we’ll see at least one other color option by the time the Hadros is available for purchase.

Synergy 3

This is the latest version of a Jim O’Young design with a long and storied history. The Synergy 3 is bigger than the We Knife Co. Mini Synergy, but smaller than the Synergy 2. Its 3.24-inch blade retains the same trailing point shape, and like its predecessors, this one opens with a flipper.

Baby Banter

The Ben Petersen-designed Banter was a popular 2020 release, and while it wasn’t a huge knife by any means, it’s getting a littler brother this year. The Baby Banter’s bulbous blade is 2.34 inches long – a little more than half an inch smaller than the original. It also packs in a big finger choil and a reversible pocket clip.

Knife in Featured Image: Civivi Tamashii