Since its inception in 2018, CIVIVI has garnered a reputation for producing legitimately high-quality, high-performances knives at accessible price points. And no single knife encapsulates the brand’s modus operandi better than the CIVIVI Button Lock Elementum II — an award-winning flipper knife that punches well above its weight and delivers phenomenal bang for your buck.
The Button Lock Elementum II is constructed around a set of stainless steel liners that have been sandwiched between a set of grippy and rugged G-10 scales. In addition to a tip-up pocket clip, the handle also sports a fidget-friendly button lock mechanism. Mated to the handle is a 2.96” drop point blade with a hollow grind that’s composed of Nitro-V steel. The blade is deployed via a flipper tab and guided by a set of caged ball bearings — a setup that affords a buttery-smooth action that’s typically reserved for knives costing several times what the Elementum does. Additionally, the build quality on display on this knife is also much more in line with blades costing five-times as much.
Spanning 7.06” overall, the knife is large enough to provide excellent grip and ergonomics and lend itself to workhorse duties while still being small and pocketable enough to make for a great EDC blade. Jimping along the base of the blade’s spine also provides stellar grip during hard-use tasks. Not only does CIVIVI produce the 2nd-gen button-locking Elementum in a myriad of different finishes and handle constructions, but it also sells numerous upgrades such as machined frag-pattern titanium scales and billet titanium pocket clips. What’s more, not only is the Button Lock Elementum II a tremendous knife, but it also delivers some of the best value of any EDC blade currently on the market — making it a great buy, whether it’s a present for someone else or a gift to yourself.
Offered in 10 different versions — including a Wharncliffe blade variant and a Damascus model — the CIVIVI Button Lock Elementum II Flipper Knife is available now from CIVIVI with pricing starting at $58.