Civivi Readies Folder/Fixed Blade Pair for Release

Civivi is rolling out a pair of new models. First up is the Asticus, a new, large flipper knife; it is joined by a small EDC fixed blade that was first teased last year.

The Asticus is an in-house design, drawn up to be the sort of large EDC standards that We Knife Co. heavily emphasized when they first appeared on the scene. Its drop point blade is 3.8 inches long, one of the longest blade lengths in the Civivi lineup at this point. Civivi gave that blade a massive swedge, satin finish, and hard-working D2 steel. The only opening method is the ball bearing-powered flipper tab.

Civivi’s handle profile on the Asticus typifies their preference for clean profiles. It’s one long, uncomplicated arch, with a slight finger guard and mild back-end beak. The G-10 insert – available as usual in multiple colors – is letterboxed by the Asticus’s underlying stainless steel liners. The off-side liner also incorporates the locking leaf. The pocket clip is a looper over deep carry number, similar to that implemented on other Civivi products.

An upscale model will be available at a slightly premium price tag. This version comes with a damascus blade instead of D2, and carbon fiber-overlaid G-10 scales. Otherwise, all the other details and dimensions remain the same. The price tag for the standard versions of the Asticus is $65; the carbon fiber/damascus model brings it up to $90.

Joining the Asticus as a release is the Kiri-EDC. This tiny fixed blade comes to us from Alessandra de Santis, and was first shown off back in late 2019 as an as-yet unnamed prototype. It is now arriving on the marked named after the Japanese kiridashi that it borrows its blade shape from. The Kiri-EDC is made from 9Cr18MoV and also has a bottle opener built into its spine.

The Civivi Asticus and Kiri EDC are on their way to dealers now.

Knife in Featured Image: Civivi Asticus