Front Flipper Corporate EDC Knife – Civivi Exarch

Civivi Exarch

The Civivi Exarch

Urban Knife Guy shares his thoughts on the Civivi Exarch. 

Based out of China, CIVIVI is a sub-brand of We Knives that focuses on offering a functional, utilitarian, EDC product line at more affordable prices. However, as of later Civivi has been raising their prices. They have a new sister company called Sencut that seems to be taking up the budget knives position. 


  • Blade Length: 3.22″ 
  • Closed Length: 4.11″ 
  • Overall Length: 7.33″ 
  • Weight: 2.61oz / 74g 
  • Blade Style: Drop Point 
  • Blade Grind: Hollow 
  • Blade Finish: Satin 
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12″ / 3mm 
  • Blade Material: D2 
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC 
  • Handle Material: G10 
  • Handle Color/Finish: Black Back 
  • Spacer Material: G10 
  • Back Spacer Color/Finish: Black 
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up,L/R 
  • Clip Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Screws Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Pivot Assembly: Caged Ceramic Ball Bearing 
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock 
  • Opener: Front Flipper 

D2 steel is a versatile high-carbon, high-chromium, air-hardening tool steel with high hardness capacity and good wear resistance. It has one of the highest levels of carbon among tool steel alloy. 

However, D2 steel is not categorized as stainless steel because it has a chromium composition of 11.5 to 12%, which does not meet the 13% chromium content to make it stainless. Because of this, D2 tool steel is referred to as semi-stainless tool steel.

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