Everyday Carry


Authored by:
Mon Garcia

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There are affordable knives, there are high-performing knives, and there are knives that look just that good. It’s always a treat for EDCers when those three paths intersect, and the CIVIVI Dogma is one of those knives that lies at the crossroads. It’s a value-packed liner-locking flipper that features distinct aesthetics and smooth ceramic bearing performance in an affordable package. Combined with a long-wearing D2 steel blade, this new-tech-meets-old-school-looks design is a solid choice for your next EDC knife.

The Dogma’s 3.5" long satin-finished blade snaps out via flipper tab and achieves smooth deployment and retraction thanks to the ceramic ball bearings in the pivot. Once out, you’re treated to a Bowie blade that’s hollow ground from D2 steel. The steel choice gives it a tough and wear resistant edge that can hold its sharpness for a long time, while the design and grind gives the blade good slicing performance. A small elongated cutout on the blade gives it a visual accent that fits well with the knife’s bold design, whether open or closed.

There’s ample space for a good grip on the 4.25" long handle, adorned on both sides with textured and machined G-10 scales that resemble old school knife designs that used to have wooden handles and metal bolsters at the pivot. Instead of those materials though, it’s G-10 through and through, accented by the familiar CIVIVI logo on the showside pivot. The whole handle design gives this modern EDC flipper a classic flair and an aesthetic that distinguishes it from the rest.

When you’re done using the knife, disengaging the liner lock lets the blade drop shut with a smooth action thanks to its bearings. Tucking it into your pocket means engaging the deep-carry skeletonized pocket clip, attached to the scales with screws that are flush with the handle, preventing snags on clothing during stowing or retrieval. Because there are matching cutouts and screw holes on the other side, you can switch the clip over for ambidextrous carry.

The CIVIVI Dogma is a smooth-operating package with a drop-shut D2 blade at an affordable price. It’s a great first knife for the budding enthusiast, while also being a worthwhile addition to any collection. You can get it with four different colors for the G-10 handle scales: Black, Blue, Gray, and OD Green. Grab one via the link below.

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Discussion (1 total)

Stacey Brown ·
In my opinion, Civivi knives are one of the best budget friendly brands available. Great designs, quality materials & excellent action. You cannot go wrong with a WE brand knife!