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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.