Latest Civivi/Isham Collab is a Super Light EDC

A third Elijah Isham design will be hitting the shelves courtesy of Civivi. The McKenna is the smallest, lightest model in the Isham/Civivi family yet.

The biggest change that the McKenna brings compared to Isham’s previous two Civivi designs is an alteration in size. Both the Anthropos and the Plethiros carried blade lengths over three inches (3.25 and 3.45 inches respectively), but the McKenna scales things back considerably. Its wharncliffe blade comes in at just 2.92 inches long – but it is made from the same D2 steel Civivi has implemented across the Isham models.

Ergonomically, the McKenna’s humpbacked G-10 handle recalls that on the Plethiros, albeit narrower overall and without the carbon fiber overlay. Like its stablemates the McKenna utilizes a stainless steel liner lock, and its clip is reversible for left or right hand tip-up carry. As expected, the reduction in overall footprint brings the McKenna into an entirely different weight class than its predecessors. A true featherweight, the McKenna enters the ring at a measly 1.76 oz.

Isham is the first outside collaborator to contribute to Civivi’s lineup. He has kept up a pace of one new Civivi design a month since the beginning of March when the Anthropos first started making the rounds. In addition to his work with Civivi and WE Knife Co., Isham has been keeping his own line of knives going as well. The long-awaited Abstruse, a titanium front flipper, is just about ready to head out to dealers.

The McKenna is expected to be available from dealers by mid-May. It comes in three different colors of G-10: green, tan, or black. Its MSRP is set at $80.