The CIVIVI Asticus, made by the WE Knife Co, is a budget friendly, full-sized EDC with a fast action and a clean look. It makes an outstanding and non-fussy daily carry.
The Asticus has a 3.8” D2 tool steel drop point blade with a hollow grind and a blade thickness of 0.12”. It has a smooth finger choil and a touch of jimping at the flipper for a good grip. The flipping action is, as expected, smooth and quick because it rides on a caged ceramic ball bearing pivot.
The handle scales on this linerlock are G-10 and available in four different colors – black, blue, OD green, and natural. There’s also a carbon fiber and Damascus version available. All models have a handle length of about 5” and a handle thickness of just under a half inch. That means this knife has plenty of room for even those with a larger grip. It weighs 3.88 ounces and has an ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip.
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- D2, Satin Finish
- 3.8” Drop Point
- 0.12” Blade Thickness
- Hollow Grind
- 59-61 HRC
- Manual Flipper
- Caged Ceramic Ball Bearings
- G-10 Handle Scales
- 0.47” Handle Thickness
- Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- 3.88 Ounces
- 5.01” Closed
- 8.81” Overall
If you’re looking for a straightforward, full sized EDC you can get for about $55, the CIVIVI Asticus will absolutely get the job done. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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