This model of the CIVIVI Baklash comes with a black G-10 handle and a damascus blade.
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!
The only problem I have with this Damascus knife is that it does not fly open like all my other baklash knives, it is still just as sharp as all the others, it’s just not as snappy as my other baklash knives And I have two of these knives, and they both are the same way.
This is a wonderful knife in every respect. The quality and workmanship are superb, it has a great feel in one's hand and the flipper action is easy and smooth. The Damascus blade is eye catching and was incredibly sharp "out of the box". I have ordered three more to give to friends.
And in Damascus too! You can't go far wrong with Civivi and Blade HQ.
Yet another great Civivi knife!! This knife flies open with the flipper, locks solid and the fit and finish is awesome! The mirror polish damascus is nice, this one shows more pattern then the Hooigan blade which is nice. The is a semi heavy knife, weighs similar to a kershaw Launch 4, similar in size as well. Deep carry clips that Civivi use are great and knife hides in your pocket.
This was the first knife I ever bought with a damascus pattern. The knife carries well, fit and finish was spectacular, as we have all come to know and love from Civivi. The G10 feels nice and grippy. The damascus pattern was quite pretty and the edge was extremely sharp out of the box. It flipped quite well too. Overall, this is one of the best value/cost ratio damascus knives on the market!
Long story short: I swapped G10 handles for Ebony handles from another Backlash, and titanium pocket clip from Wyvern. Now it is too good to carry daily!
First Civivi. They have the reputation of making high quality knifes with good finish at a decent price, and this did not disappoint. Been wanting something in damascus for a while. Blade was sharp, mirror polished. Snappy action that worked well. Feels really good in hand, love the finger choil. Nice G10. Couldn't ask for a better knife for the price. Been carrying it for two weeks now, and have enjoyed using if every chance I get. Definitely would buy again.
This is the first Civivi knife and damascus blade I've gotten. I have to say that the quality, although produced in China, is one of the best for its price point. Compared to other Chinese manufactured blades, such as the Spyderco Tenacious, the action on this Baklash is much smoother. It even competes (and sometimes beats) with higher end blades. I'm not sure if this is due to the damascus blade and additional tuning required to achieve this level of action. Will know more after I get my next Civivi knife without damascus steel to make a comparison.
If you already own a Baklash, then you know why it's a great knife -- snappy action, great feel in the hand, a natural-born slicer and a bargain price. If you don't, well, I guess I just told you. In either case, this version is a great buy. The Damascus is practically mirror-polished, and paired with the black G-10 elevates this to gentleman's (or lady's) knife status. Get this one to show off with (even just to yourself), and pick up a non-Damascus model to use and abuse. Another great Civivi.