Civivi Brazen Surfaces with Two Blade Shapes

Just as Civivi‘s first round of new for 2021 knives begin to arrive with dealers, the company revealed another new model, the Brazen. This one comes from the folks at Civivi HQ and is a mid-sized, working EDC.

By this point, the Civivi catalog is at least as varied as that of its parent company, We Knife Co.; fixed blades, folders, different sizes and lock mechanisms – pretty much every corner of the knife market is touched on at this point. In either iteration, Brazen comes spec’d for the good old fashioned everyday carry category. Its versatile application centers around a 3.46-inch blade; users can pick between a drop point or an American tanto shape, prioritizing either slicing or piercing ability according to their needs.

Civivi’s spread of blade steel options continues to grow, but the tanto Brazen will be made from its go-to D2 semi stainless – a steel we’ve seen on many Civivi models at this point, but a fitting choice both for the knife’s genre and its intended price point, which hovers around $60 MSRP. Those who prefer something stainless can pick up the drop point model, which is made from 14C28N. The Brazen comes with the dual opening options of either thumb stud and flipper.

The Brazen is an in-house design, and we can see the Civivi team’s preference for simple, basic handle shapes on display here. The finger groove is fairly deep and provides an access point for manipulating the liner lock; this groove, and a backspacer-integrated lanyard loop, are really the only two significant landmarks on the handle. Scale options include multiple shades of G-10 and Micarta. The loop over, deep carry pocket clip probably won’t surprise anyone familiar with other Civivi knives, but it is reversible, and even at its mid-size dimensions the Brazen manages to keep its weight under the 4 oz. mark (3.8 oz.).

The Brazen is the newest 2021 design from Civivi, but not the only one. The Keen Nadder, which sports a tanto blade and decorative fuller, recently released, and the Brad Zinker-design Bo will debut in Nitro-V steel, and the popular Elementum folder is getting a new button lock model variant.

There is no release window given for the Brazen at this time.

Knife in Featured Image: Civivi Brazen