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Columbia River 5470 Fossil Folding Knife 3.96" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel and G10 Handles

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Part Number: CR5470
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $89.99
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CR5470: 5470 Fossil
Makes all your other stylish knives extinct.

Flavio Ikoma's latest folding knife looks like a T-rex on stainless steel steroids. The Fossil™ is one part hard core, one part gorgeous and one part 12,000 pound flesh-eating dinosaur.

The Fossil™ combines the best from designer Flavio Ikoma. With styling cues found on his previous Sampa™ and Carajas™ models, the Fossil™ ramps up the artistic flair to create a piece that is clearly Ikoma, yet distinctively a new breed of EDC folder.

The pocket knife features an IKBS ball bearing system, combined with an opening flipper for silky smooth blade deployment. The flipper turns into a handsome finger guard when the blade is open. A thumb hole cutout in the blade gives you a second option for opening the knife. The handles of the Fossil™ are stainless steel with a unique hammer finish. The knife locks open solidly with a frame lock. Duo-tone G10 scales add contour and grip to the handle. The pocket clip is tip-up carry only.

The Fossil™ has the beauty of a museum piece combined with the shear muscle of a prehistoric carnivore.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 8.88 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.95 inches
    • Weight: 6.1 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.96 inches
    • Thickness: 0.15 inches
    • Material: 8Cr13MoV
    • Blade-HRC: 58-60
    • Finish: Satin
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Drop Point
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: 2Cr13 Stainless with G10 Overlay
  • Lock
    • Type: Frame Lock
  • Carry
    • Carry System: One Position Clip
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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5 out of 5
Indianapolis, IN USA
Aug 13, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Large Fossil
I love the feel of this knife. Very sharp, smooth opening and closing. I have the brown scaled one, I might have to get the one with the black scales as well.
5 out of 5
Dane Kae
Flower Mound, TX
Mar 20, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
CRKT Fossil
CRKT does it again! This knife met and exceeded my expectations. Though it could be considered a little heavy, I find no problem carrying this as my everyday work knife. It is astonishing how smoothly the blade opens and the lock up is 100% solid with no side-to-side or up and down wiggle. I dare say this knife opens faster than some of my assisted opening blades. The handle is ergonomically functional in almost any position held and the jimping provides a great amount of traction. This knife has become one of my absolute favorites. Great knife for a very low price!
5 out of 5
Feb 21, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Weight
Nice way to check out IKBS
A very nice knife with flawless fit and finish - especially for the price. I got it for the IKBS. I wanted to try IKBS out and I favor large folders. IKBS does seem to be all it's cracked up to be as this large, heavy blade flips open very, very smoothly. Lockup is rock solid even though the locking arm is on the skinny side and release is easy. Be sure to pay attention when closing as the IKBS lets the blade fall fast if your'e not getting all your fingers out of the way. And the blade does come sharp out of the box. Overall, a very good value.
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