We Knife Co. Adds Ornate Kitefin to the Corral

Hot on the heels of new additions to the Civivi line, We Knife Co. showed off the Kitefin, latest folder under the main We label. The Kitefin is a mid-sized, all-purpose folder with an emphasis on style, debuting in a slew of different aesthetic configurations.

The Kitefin was conceived by We’s in-house team, and comes clearly spec’d as an EDC. Its drop point blade is wide, almost leaf-shaped, measuring 3.25 inches and enlivened by a sizable swedge spanning the entire spine. It’s made from S35VN steel, and has a large choil that’s usable for choking up on during detail cuts – a nice feature to have for an EDC-oriented knife. The Kitefin opens one way and one way only: through its ball bearing flipper.

With a handle as simple as it comes, the Kitefin should be able to accommodate many different grips. The flipper tab works as a finger guard, and a series of very minor curves give the handle some dimension. It comes with a loop over, deep carry pocket clip, stamped but with a trio of holes cut into it for an accent. The Kitefin is a frame lock and weighs 2.88 oz.

Clearly, the marquee feature on the Kitefin is the number of different handle variations it has. Instead of their usual method of simply offering different colorations, We is turned out several quite different handle stylings, which changes to materials and finish. The options are: titanium scales with a spirograph pattern milled into them, available with either bronze or blue anodization; contoured carbon fiber scale models; a ti version with an anodized channel cut into the center of the scale (also available in two colors); ‘plain’ titanium versions that have been hit with some stylish, exaggerated chamfering. All in all, the Kitefin is available in eight different configurations.

We’ve had back-to-back announcements from We Knife Co. Just prior to the Kitefin, they revealed the Asticus, the latest flipper in the Civivi lineup; that knife went to market alongside the Kiri-EDC, a kiridashi-style fixed blade from Alessandra de Santis.

The Kitefin will be arriving with dealers shortly. MSRP ranges from $180 (for the plain titanium models) to $190 (for the spirograph versions).

Knife in Featured Image: We Knife Co. Kitefin