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Knife Review: Civivi Praxis

On Facebook I asked a group I’m in, what is everyone’s favorite knife under $50? There were some good suggestions in there and the one I settled on was the Civivi Praxis in OD Green. I had a feeling it was going to be too large for my preferences but I pulled the trigger anyways.

Technical Specifications

Overall Length: 8.45″ (214mm)
Blade Length: 3.75″ (95mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.12″ (3mm)
Blade Material: 9Cr18MoV
Blade Hardness: HRC58-60
Blade Grind: Flat
Handle Length: 4.7″ (119mm)
Handle Overall Thickness: 0.51″ (13mm)
Handle Material: Olive Green G10 (Black, Tan, Blue, Orange)
Liner Material: Gold Stainless Steel
Clip Material: Stainless Steel
Screw Material: Stainless Steel
Pivot Cap: Stainless Steel
Back Spacer Material: G10
Washer Material: Caged Steel Ball Bearing
Weight: 4.42 oz / 125.4g
Lock Type: Liner Lock
Designer: Civivi

Impressions of the Civivi Praxis Knife

My first impression of the Praxis can be summarized by a single word, impressed. The Praxis is the second Civivi knife I’ve had the opportunity to hold. The first thing I noticed about the knife beside it’s overall size, was that it’s a high quality knife that gives a great bang for buck. The knife was ultra sharp out of the box and well oiled. It took about a dozen flips of the blade to get the deployment going. Once I had though, it deployed very smooth and fast. It’s a joy to fidget with. The other thing I noticed is that due to the larger handle, the ergonomics of the handle are really comfortable. The clip does not cut into the palm of my hand when I hold it which is great. The jimping is comfortable and useful for thumb placement. It is also a lot lighter than I expected for it’s size. By comparison, the Rat 1 which is only slightly smaller is actually heavier.

Other things of note. The blade is nicely centered. The liner lock has great tactile feel when operating it. The jimping is smooth without any sharp corners. The liners are skeletonized which really helps with the weight of the knife. Some people think that it feels too light and less substantial but I for one appreciated this feature because weight isn’t something I’m always after. The clip feels very sturdy and it’s reversible. If you’re into it, there’s a lanyard hole in the backspacer. The knife is rounded out with the Civivi logo on the opposite side of the pivot screw.


While ultimately I am not keeping this knife, I do think it’s a worthwhile purchase if you are in the market for a nearly 8.5″ knife. I personally prefer under 7″ overall length and slightly lighter. That aside, the build quality is beyond the price you pay to get it.

Buy on ~ $43

What do you think of the review? Do you agree or disagree with anything in here? Let me know in the comments below, I love hearing what you guys think.

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