The CIVIVI C2012 Mastodon rides the wave of the popular cleaver blade profile offered in the Bullmastiff models. The now extinct Mastodon was a long tusked mammal that could weigh up to 12 tons and would have been a force to be reckoned with. The Mastodon offers a stout, cleaver-like blade, reliable liner lock construction and intuitive flipper deployment that makes a formidable full size EDC knife worth of the name. This version comes with contoured, twill carbon fiber overlaid black G10 handle scales, gray stainless steel liners and a stainless Damascus steel blade on phosphor bronze washers.
Brand new, direct from CIVIVI Knives.
Blade: A stout, 3 mm thick cleaver blade is plenty tough for daily use while having a tall blade and full flat grind for excellent slicing performance. For piercing and detail work the tip comes to a fine point and a large index finger choil enhances control. Pattern welded stainless Damascus is acid etched and polished for a striking look while a hole at the top of the blade gives a classic cleaver style. Bronze washers at the pivot deliver reliable smooth operation with easy flipper deployment.
Handle: Skeletonized stainless steel liners support the contoured black G10 handle scales with classy carbon fiber overlays in a simple and ergonomic design. One liner forms the liner lock mechanism for smooth, reliable operation and solid lockup with scallops to aid in disengagement. A partial back spacer, generous lanyard hole and stainless steel Torx hardware complete the construction.
Carries via a reversible, tip-up, stainless steel deep carry pocket clip.
Chinese Damascus: Damascus offers the performance of a modern steel while delivering a unique look from the pattern welded layers and acid etched finish. Often available in multiple patterns, Damascus gives a knife a striking and singular look. The core of this blade is 9Cr18MoV stainless steel hardened to around 60 HRC for solid cutting performance.