CIVIVI Elementum Button Lock Knife Brown Micarta (3.5" Dark SW) C2103D


  • Push button lock that rides smoothly and locks the blade in place.
  • Micarta handle scales for a sure grip with a light texture.
  • A stainless steel, reversible clip for secure deep-pocket carry.
  • Caged ball bearing pivot ensures a smooth and reliable action.


The CIVIVI Elementum is awesome in its own right and succeeds in establishing a natural balance. These CIVIVI knives come equipped with a new push button locking mechanism. Landing perfectly between too big and too small, high quality and affordability, plain and extravagant. The resulting knife is modest, ergonomic, and extraordinary functional. It is topped off with a reversible pocket clip for tip-up carrying. Treat your pocket to one of the knife world's finest. Pick one up now before they're gone!

The CIVIVI Elementum comes in multiple knife types including the classic Elementum Liner Lock, the Elementum Fixed Blade, and the Elementum Button Lock.

Item #BHQ-120930
MSRP: $78.00
Our Sale Price: $58.50!
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  • Overall Length: 8.00"
  • Blade Length: 3.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.25"
  • Blade Width: 1.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: Sandvik 14C28N
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.50"
  • Handle Width: 0.875"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.44"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Color: Brown
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.42 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Push Button
  • Lock Type: Button Lock
  • Brand: CIVIVI
  • Model: Elementum Button Lock
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Christopher S. on Jan 26, 2023

Extremely pleased with this knife. The button was a bit sticky when i first got it but worked in quickly. I’ve flipped this open and closed and spun it around probably 1000 times by now with no issue. The blade is beautifully stonewashed and extremely sharp. Very thin in the pocket. Comes in a nice little fuzzy zippered case. Idk how civivi makes money on it. 14c28n is an awesome steel that is super easy to get scary sharp.

The new pocket pal!
Patrick K. on Dec 20, 2022

After looking at the many reviews and videos on the Elementum I made the jump and boy I’m glad I did! The weight and ergonomics on this knife are great. I absolutely LOVE the brown micarta. It is textured to the touch, but will smooth out over the years. Excited to see how this will look and feel in a decade. The bearings are great with smooth blade travel. The stonewashed blade looks great, but accents better with the micarta. The button lock takes some practice with the wrist, but it doesn't take long to get it. This is my first CIVIVI product. I’m impressed with the case it comes with and how the knife looks and feels. Very VERY happy with this purchase, only wish I got it sooner.

Glad I made this purchase
Rene R. on Aug 30, 2022

This is the first Civivi I've ever owned. I've had several Gerbers, CRKTs, Kershaws, and SOGs, and this blows them ALL out of the water. It has a great feeling in the hand, the micarta gives a nice grippy feel as well. The blade is sharp and it's nice and sturdy in the lock position. The clip is strong plus reversible which is a plus. I just can't believe it took me so long to buy a knife from this maker.

A fine tool made better
Thomas L. on Jan 19, 2022

A classic design, improved functionality, and upgraded steel and scales combined with a price I could not refuse. I have plenty of excellent folding knives, but when I saw these improvements I had to buy it, and I am very satisfied with the result. I was pleased with the Brazen, marveled at the Baklash, but the button lock micarta Elementum is the icing on the cake. if I could have only one large EDC, it would be this one. Congratulations to WE and to BladeHQ on a job well done. Highly recommended.

Best bladed fidget spinner ever invented
Doug R. on Aug 9, 2021

Millions of very expensive knives have been sold over the years solely for the "fidget factor". This knife turns it up to 11! At a great price with really nice quality, too!

Great knife, perfect centering and action
Jordi J. on Aug 2, 2021

At first, I wasn't super impressed just because the button was rather stiff. However, it's breaking in nicely and the action and fit & finish are excellent. Great fidget factor, but I think I like my Bugout more for fidgeting with. I love the feel of the micarta, and the stonewashed finish is great. Very slicey edge geometry as well. Came razor sharp.

Beautiful high class elementum delivers
Mason l. on Jul 31, 2021

Action is smooth and fun. The pocket clip is beautifully deep and black which is my favorite color for matching purposes. The Micarta has great feel in hand and the button they used makes the button lock execution really go the extra mile. Never owned a Civivi but the quality for this price is better than anything I own. Should've bought into the hype sooner. in conclusion...just buy the dang knife.

Love it!
Andrew S. on Jul 24, 2021

I just got this knife today and I can't stop playing with it! This is my 4th civivi and its by far my favorite so far. Buttery smooth and super sharp. Worth every penny.

If only there were more stars!
James A. on May 11, 2021

I've had the knife for only a day and I already think it is one of my favorite knives. The action is wonderful and it has a really fun fidget factor. I can't recommend this knife enough so if you're on the fence about it, get it. You won't regret it!

Good quality, but not entirely practical
Richard L. on Jan 15, 2022

The button lock with no flipper tab essentially necessitates wrist-flick open. This does work, and it can be gratifying in West Side Story kinda way. But it does place tortional stress on your wrist -- something to consider if you're over 40 -- and it takes a little practice to time the button push with the correct amount of flicking force required to fling open the knife securely into the locked position. Get it wrong and the blade will be dangling free. For me it adds up to more effort than its worth while reducing the practicality of the knife. You use it as a two-handed opener, but as there's no nail nick on the blade you will have to do the two-finger grab to pull it open. It's Civivi quality. The Sandvik blade arrived reasonably sharp.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
Button lock is a bit disappointing
B. S. on Aug 2, 2021

I own a Spyderco PM3 with their compression lock. It is a joy to open and close. I had hoped for the same from the Elementum Button Lock, but it requires a significant amount of wrist action to open the blade. The pivot is fine, the blade moves completely freely, but it takes a lot of motion to get it to start to open. I think it's the geometry of the blades. The Spyderco has most of its mass down by the pivot, where the Civivi has it distributed along the length of the blade.

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