KnifeNews: Ostap Hel Serves up Civivi’s First Kitchen Knife

Blade Show 2024 is a wrap, but there’s always more to talk about in the knife world. Over the weekend the spotlight was on new models from We Knife Co., but of course sister brand Civivi had much to show too – one of which being the company’s first ever kitchen knife.

As befits a company taking their first crack at kitchen cutlery (well, other than a pair of kitchen scissors; when did those release?), Civivi decided to start with a Chef Knife, the centerpiece of any kitchen cutlery suite, the kitchen knife you want if you can only have one kitchen knife, and one you still need even if you have more. The company tapped multivalent designer Ostap Hel for this one, and the maker settled on a mid-sized configuration for the Cibus, which sports a 7.87-inch cutting edge.

Coming up with my Knife News (we had the name first!) column each month is usually a challenge in finding enough interesting items. This month the challenge is going to be choosing which items are not going to make the cut. I already have Case/Ruple, White River/SMKW folder, A new release from Heretic that barely missed the show, and a potential acquisition/merger that has not been confirmed, but will be earthshaking if it goes through.

So the “News” is coming fast and furious. Stay tuned folks.

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