CIVIVI Ostap Hel Ki-V Slip Joint Knife Black G-10 (1.5" Black)

Item #BHQ-120924
MSRP: $53.00
Our Price: $45.00
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  • Overall Length: 4.00"
  • Blade Length: 1.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 1.38"
  • Blade Width: 0.88"
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Other
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 2.50"
  • Handle Width: 0.75"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.45"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 1.4 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Slip Joint
  • Brand: CIVIVI
  • Model: Ki-V
  • Model Number: C2108B
  • Designer: Ostap Hel
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Black finished, 9Cr18MoV steel blade.
  • Front flipper opener.
  • Black G-10 handle scales.
  • Slip joint, non-locking mechanism.
  • Tip-up pocket clip for carry.


The Ki-V from CIVIVI is designed and inspired by Ostap Hel. He scores points for each new compact knife he designs because they're easy to carry, use, and have such a sleek design for being so small. These models have a slip joint mechanism and a pocket clip for tip-up carry. Dual jimping is accented on the spine of the blade as well as the underside of the blade so there's no slipping when in use.

If this CIVIVI Ki-V Slip Joint knife catches your attention, be sure to check out our other variation!

Customer Reviews

Great little knife.
FRED D. on Sep 3, 2021

A wee bit of fiddling and it becomes very easy to deploy. It's a slip joint that'll flip and the blade can't close on your finger. Great second knife. Sometimes a little knife is precisely what's called for.

Excellent 5th pocket/second knife option
Brian K. on Apr 11, 2022

The shape and form factor of this little knife are ideal for light duty tasks and 5th pocket carry. I removed the belt clip and added a small snake knot lanyard to increase it's effective length to about 4", and now it's a perfect second knife or non-threatening office blade.

Great for what it is
Raulin P. on Jul 15, 2021

I love this knife. I got it the week after release and I love it. It’s small but it does everything that I need it to do. I bought the jade scaled model but I love this knife so much that I saw the black model had a poor review so I’m reviewing it. It’s a great second option and with a little sharping there is nothing within reason that you can’t get done.

I love this little knife...!
Roy H. on Nov 24, 2021

I love this little knife a whole lot more than I thought I would when I ordered it. It's very handy to carry around and the only thing I wish was that it was a neck knife because the size and weight would be perfect for that. Maybe they will come out with a fixed blade version of this knife to carry around the neck??? HINT HINT. Ohh and I would love to see this knife offered with some premium steel too, say CPM 20cv or something like that? lol

Great knife harder to open
Gerald R. on Dec 10, 2021

This is a very handy knife with the only negative being the opening mechanism is a bit hard to activate. If this had a bigger flipper it would be a great EDC

Difficult to use
Matthew A. on Jul 10, 2021

I was really interested in this, I love little knives. But this front flipper was difficult to deploy, and I couldn't reliably open it. Compared to how easily my other CIVVI knives run, it was a complete letdown. The serrations on the top of the blade also encourage you to press down on the knife, despite the fact that it's basically a slip joint with absolutely no locking mechanism. Not deploying reliably combined with a non-locking slip joint didn't make me feel comfortable for real world use.

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