The Kiri-EDC, designed by Italian designer Alessandra De Santis (Hydra Design) and manufactured by CIVIVI, is a Kiridashi-style neck knife with skeletonized tang. It’s a compact and lightweight tool that also features a bottle opener built into the handle. The handle guarantees full four-finger grip and the sharp straight cutting edge making it a very effective utility cutter, which makes it great for all sorts of daily tasks. The Kiri-EDC comes with Kydex sheath and a beaded chain for carrying around the neck.
- Manufacturer: CIVIVI
- Model Name: Kiri-EDC
- Overall Length: 5.10″ / 129.5mm
- Cutting Edge Length: 1.80″ / 45.7mm
- Thickness: 0.16″ / 4.0mm
- Weight: 1.55oz / 44g
- Blade Material: 9Cr18MoV
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Color/Finish: Gray or Black
- Sheath: Black Kydex Sheath
- Chain Material: Black Stainless Steel
- Designer: Alessandra De Santis (Hydra Design)
Civivi is a sub-brand of WE Knife. This Chinese company already introduced another collaboration with Hydra Design (Alessandra de Santis) and a few more European collaborations.
The Kiri-EDC is the second collaboration of Hydra Design with WE Knife. She already designed the Hydra for WE Knife, which was introduced last year. See also this article with a video featuring the Hecate!
Besides working with Hydra Design, WE Knife & Civivi began working with European designers in 2018. It started with Rafal Breszki and Gudy van Poppel, both designs were introduced in the summer of 2018. Take a look at this video featuring these designs.
Then, last year it introduced collaborations with Miguel Barbudos, Toni Tietze, Marcus Reichard and the Hydra of Alessandra of course. Other collaborations with European designers are to be expected. One to mention, with Ostap Hel, will soon be revealed. Stay tuned, we did an interview with Ostap Hel which we will publish very soon.
So, if you want to be informed, stay tuned to Knives from Europe. Soon we will have news about new collaborations and we will publish our interview with Alessandra very soon.