If there are new Civivi knives on the docket, the We models can’t be far behind. Recently we talked about the incoming Qubit and, sure enough, it released alongside the Exciton, the next knife in We’s ongoing series of limited batch, super-premium production pieces.
The Exciton may remind you of the recently released Ziffius, another recent limited edition We knife. The Ziffius won big at Blade Show Texas earlier this month, reeling in both Best Factory Folder and Best in Show. The Exciton is nearly as big, with a blade measuring 3.68 inches; but the shape of the blade is quite different. It’s a drop point at heart, but with a very subtle compound grind to make the front edge portion and tip a bit sturdier. This brings the Exciton’s blade near to a tanto definition, although there’s not quite enough distinction between the primary and secondary edges to call it such in our opinion.
They have been busy. I am still waiting for the Elishewitz model coming out later this spring. “Various” I think it is called.