Gustavo Cecchini, Peter Carey, and Others in 2023 WE Lineup


SHOT Show Day 1 is here, and of course there’s a bunch of new stuff to take in. We Knife Co. has reeled in some big names for both their main line and the Civivi label. Incoming models include inaugural collaborations with Gustavo T. Cecchini of GTC Knives and a new EDC from Peter Carey.

Civivi Airframe

Gustavo Cecchini, Brazilian knife maestro, joins Civivi for the first time, creating the Airframe. This one is a big boy, with a 3.7-inch blade, done up in a sort of modified wharncliffe that echoes the avant-garde angles on Cecchini’s custom work while being more straightforward to use and maintain. The steel is 14C28N, and the handle a stainless steel/G-10 combo, with a frame lock.

WE Knife Co. Navo

Ostap Hel‘s latest design is the Navo, a premium WE folder with a highly streamlined look. The 3.25-inch drop point blade and linear handle echo some of the visual themes Hel has explored in his diverse career up until this point. Coarse canvas Micarta scales contrast nicely with the generally modern-feeling design here, and are complemented (on this version at least) with black-coated blade and hardware for a subdued vibe.

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WE Knife Co. Riff Raff

Matthew Christensen has a new one for We this year too, called the Riff Raff. The signature Christensen KnifeWorks attitude is in full display here, with a 3.2-inch clip blade sporting a mohawk-like harpoon swedge. The contoured titanium handle goes for what might be called a mini pistol grip profile, and on the off-side we see a frame lock and sculpted titanium pocket clip.

WE Knife Co. Rupture

Geoff Blauvelt, AKA TuffKnives, is the man behind the Rupture, a compact and rugged karambit-style knife. The Rupture’s stubby drop point blade measures 2.42 inches and is opened with either the thumb stud or a front flipper. Full titanium handles, a frame lock, and the karambit finger ring are all present and accounted for here.

Civivi Gordo

Peter Carey first joined up with WE at the end of 2022, and now he has made the jump to Civivi with the Gordo. This one is pure EDC, with a 2.4-inch drop point blade made from Nitro-V, opened with either flipper tab or thumb stud. The handle is made from contoured, blackwashed stainless steel, which means you get a frame lock on the off-side along with a sculpted pocket clip.

Civivi Varius

Allen Elishewitz conjured up a new fixed blade for the Civivi line, and it comes in three different configurations. The standard Varius, pictured above, has a clean drop point blade, but there’s also a more tactical iteration in the works with a symmetrical dagger-style blade profile and a karambit finger ring; finally a trainer version is also available, which has an edgeless blade but keeps the finger. All three versions are full tang D2 steel with a G-10 handle insert instead of a full scale.

Knife in Featured Image: Civivi Airframe


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