With SHOT Show on the horizon, we’re bracing for a barrage of new knives from the big names of the production world – not least of which is We Knife Co. and their Civivi budget label. The company revealed one of their 2023 Civivi models, a renovated Button Lock Elementum with rejiggered specs and a much-requested additional feature.
We’re all familiar with the Elementum at this point; its clean but distinct design, solid materials, and great price embodied the Civivi ethos. So much so that it went on to become the company’s de facto flagship, eventually receiving an absolute cavalcade of variants – one of which was the Button Lock Elementum.
This version didn’t just entail simple swap of locking mechanisms, however; the Button Lock Elementum was significantly bigger than the original, with a 3.47-inch cutting edge. Moreover, the flipper tab was removed, with the intended opening method being to depress the button lock and flick the knife out. Fans have been asking for a more traditional take on a button lock Elementum and now Civivi is delivering.
As I mentioned in the last Weekend Open Thread, WE sent me an Elementum Button Lock, but it was the old style. I really like it, but have promised it to Vince, our Office Manager. I am going to enjoy carrying it until I write up a quick review. That said, I am having a hard time trying to imagine a button lock flipper mechanism. For the flipper to function, it would have to essentially move the button out of the way as you pressed on the flipper and the knife began to deploy. Unless I am missing something myself. Which is entirely possible, if not likely.
Can anyone think of another knife with said mechanism? Are you understanding what I am trying to explain?