This model of the CIVIVI Baklash comes with a black G-10 handle and a blue stainless steel liner.
The CIVIVI brand is set on making excellent quality budget folders. The Baklash is a prime example of that model. It features a contoured and comfortable handle and skeletonized liners to help reduce weight without sacrificing structural integrity. It has a reversible deep-carry pocket clip for discreet everyday carry. If you are looking for a lightweight, budget folder with excellent flipping action, the Baklash is your knife!Features:
First off, I am an old guy from an era when Chinese made meant super low quality so I was on the fence about this knife. I have to say that this knife shattered a stereotype for me. The fit and finish are perfect. The action is smooth and positive. I am not a knife aficionado so blade steel doesn't really sway me one way or another. The look and feel of this knife belies its price point. This is an excellent value!
This is my second Civivi and I am just really impressed with the overall quality of these knives. I love the blade shape and size! The liners look like a baby blue in person (which is ok and not a deal breaker) though from the photos I was expecting a little more highlight. My only complaint so far is that the flipper stud is a little sharp. Really keeps me from fidgeting with it too much. Buy all the Civivis!
When this knife showed up, I wasn't sure what to expect at this price point. I'm thoroughly blown away. I wasn't in love with the vanilla design on the website, or even the reviews on YouTube but I have to say.... They nailed it. You have to hold one to really appreciate the quality and build on this one. Solid lockup, perfect centering, beautifully sculpted g10, razor sharp, and feels like it should be 2-3x the price. Best value I've encountered in the world of folders yet!! Stop thinking about it and but yourself one!!
This has all the things you'd expect from a WE made knife, it's the same fit and finish and quality feel as something like the practic. What is a little unusual for WE and most folders this size is how thin behind the edge it is, difficult to measure but it's thinner than two poker cards, it's a fantastic cutting tool, rivaling even a spyderco chaparral or opinel. If you want a knife for abuse, this isn't it. If you want an aggressive piercer, cutter and slicer, this is it. The only change I'd make is to tone down the flipper gimping. 9cr18mov is a decent stainless, in line with vg-10 or 14c28n for edge retention and stainless but might be tougher (it's often an outdoors fixed blade steel).
First Civivi, I couldn't be happier! Looks, operation and blade all extremely sharp and action is fluid! Exceptional value for under $50! My only wish would be for the steel to be upgraded to VG10.
Very nice esp. for the price. Smooth action, very sharp, great contours, nice and thin behind the edge, nice feel in the hand. Definitely will be purchasing another Civivi.
Great knife new to the market!! High end materials with a low cost thanks WE
Great look and feels more like a high end knife than you would think! I love the look of the G-10 with the liners. Overall an amazing knife.
I normally don’t write reviews but this knife is a GEM at only 42 bucks. It flys open, drops shut, centered and light as a feather. The blade is a great slicer and pointy as a needle. I own a lot of knives from productions to one off customs and this 42 dollar knife has me writing a review. Hahaha what can I say other than grab one it’s definitely worth the pocket change.
My CIVIVI Baklash in Black was flawless out of the box. The knife tore down easily and went back together without a fight. Three weeks in as EDC the Baklash has held up well. I think it's a bit early for me to say much about the 9Cr18MoV blade steel, but so far so good. The only thing I'm on the fence about with this knife are the blue liners. Blue goes together OK with the Black scales, but not so much with the Green and Tan versions of this knife. I wanted to buy the Green Baklash, but couldn't bring myself to do it because of the blue liners. That's how I ended up with the Black knife. Sheeesh, I can't find anything else to whine about but the blue color liners - so no stars off! My Conclusion: So-far this is a darn good knife for the money. Let's see if WE/CIVIVI can keep the prices down. Y'all Have Fun - David in Florida.
I was unsure when I ordered this knife because it sort of looks like any number of other knives in design and appearance but after reading so many good reviews, I decided to go for it. No disappointments at all. Great blade all around. Lighter weight than I thought it would be but that's a good thing. It is really solidly built with good ergonomics. Worth the money.
What a nice knife! The fit and finish is really good. He is solid but not heavy. Very smooth action and a great blade. I am very happy and I would highly recommend this knife.
I picked up a Baklash for a gift and wound up keeping it for myself. It’s just great knife and far succeeds the price point. Been using it a bit for every day use and it holds a edge real well! I highly recommend Civivi products!
I believe this is my 24th purchase from BladeHQ. Love the site, love the service. Of all the knives I've purchased thus far, from high-end Spydercos to more affordable QSPs and Kershaws.....this model from Civivi is my favorite. I've owned and loved the Brigand and Dogma among other Civivi models, but this design really hit the sweet spots for me personally. A contoured G-10 handle, deep carry clip with flush screws, a truly unique blade shape with perfectly placed and elongated jimping (where your thumb ACTUALLY wants to rest for a change) on a 9CR18MOV chunk of steel that flies open effortlessly due to the bearings. I don't mind the "alphabet soup" steel as it's easy to sharpen compared to my 2 Hogue Dekas in CPM20CV. I root for my home team as I'm sure you do, but for this steal of a deal, I have to give props (and my business) to Civivi with an ear-to-ear grin. Cheers!
For the price I have no complaints whatsoever. The liners set it off and the knife flips so smooth. Caught the pocket clip twice and had to bend it back in but great knife.
great all around knife no complaints
There's a reason this knife is always out of stock. Buy the Backlash and Praxis. You will Not be disappointed. Thanx Civivi and Blade Hq for a perfect budget knife.
Aesthetically beautiful, smooth action and decent budget steel...9Cr18MoV is at the top of Chinese "CrMov" steels (8Cr13MoV etc). It isn't quite as good as D2 but better than most in its price range, it's similar to 440C and better than AUS8. Centering, grind and finish are all spot on. Deep carry clip, no blade play and the blue liners look great with the black scales. Good jimping on the spine and a decent finger choil. I now own three budget Chinese flippers--an Artisan Cutlery Tradition and a Kizer Vanguard Dukes in addition to this--and the Civivi will probably be getting the most pocket time, though the others are cool in their own way...if the Baklash was available from WE in a premium steel I'd be tempted, the quality and styling are truly impressive. Another reviewer said he was turned off by the "vanilla" looks but I strongly disagree, the Baklash is simple yet elegant to my eyes.
Amazing form and function. Detent is dialed in perfect. Amazing fit in hand. Came with a very sharp factory edge. So thin behind the edge it is just made for slicing. The only reason I dropped it one star is my lock bar is very stiff and a bit tough to disengage the blade.
Very nice flipper and great price!
I bought this knife because those blue liners looked so good with the black scales. Can't say the same about the other handle colors. Action is awesome cause it's made by WE. Good price. Good size. Good blade shape. Good budget knife. Blade sharpens easily too.
Given the popularity, form factor, design details, and most especially the price, I had to get one of these to see what the big deal was. I am astonished at the build and material quality for this price. Fit and finish are top notch, action is great, blade centering good, no blade play. Love the blade shape (finger choil a nice touch and works perfectly for me). Hardware--especially the machined/logo'd pivot--is nicer than brands costing several times more. Although wasn't sure about the polished blue liners at first, even those are growing on me. Other than the "meh" 9Cr18MoV blade steel (understandable at this price point), only issue I see on mine is a weird (but very slight) blade stain on one side near the edge. No functional issues though.
Overall, this is a great knife at a great price! It's lightweight, a great size for larger hands, and sharp enough to cut you if you look at it wrong. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the blue anodized liners, but they're subtler in person than they come off in some photos. Blade is centered with no play, and the flip is smooth as glass. Fidget factor is high with this knife... I have to remember not to take it out to flip open while I'm in a Zoom meeting for fear of making my co-workers nervous. My sole critique is with the plastic spacer at the butt of the grip. If Civivi had sprung for some metal spacers instead of a solid lump of plastic, this would've been a five-star review, even if it resulted in a marginally higher price. Fortunately, that's easily taken care of with a couple of aftermarket parts, but it would've been nice if it came that way. Buy it anyway. You're not going to do better for the price, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a knife that's as much fun.
All the comments are spot on. Slicey, Aesthetically pleasing, Fit and finish is great, Quality feel. It's just the choil. Not big enough to use for finger placement, In my opinion a small sharpening choil would have been a far better choice. But its a very good value despite the one drawback.
I cut the tape on a box and used the tip of the knife to flip open the flap like I've done a million time before and the blade shattered like glass...literally the first time I used it.