Columbia River CRKT 5460 Fossil Small Flipper 3.41" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel and G10 Handles


MSRP* : $79.99 | You Save* : $30.04 (38%)
Part #: CR5460 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR5460: 5460 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 hardcore, 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: 7.69 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.31 inches
    • Weight: 4.1 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.41 inches
    • Thickness: 0.11 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
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
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.
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.
Columbia River CRKT 5460 Fossil Small Flipper 3.41" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel and G10 Handlesrated 4.818 stars out of 5 (11 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 5460 Fossil Small Flipper 3.41" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel and G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Cool Knife Kname
Aug 15, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
WOW!! Amazing knife!!!
Put it this way..... I have well over 100 knives and the action on this knife is at leastas good as my very best knives; some of which are well over $600. A knife like this really makes a person wonder why the "other" knives cost SO much money. If CRKTcan make a knife with an action and ergo's like this for so little money, then the othermakers are clearly charging a substantial premium for their premium materials andmanufacturing locations. The action on mine is literally a never-fail flipping action andthe blade drops shut when the lock is disengaged. My Fossil is in my regular rotation and I use it for everything from opening envelopesto cutting wood. It zips right through cardboard like nobody's business in part becauseof the slight recurve to the blade. It came very sharp from the factory and the steel isvery easy to resharpen when it starts to lose it's edge. While it won't hold an edge aslong as S90V or M390, it doesn't take much time or much skill to put the edge back oneither.If CRKT made this knife with M390 and titanium, I believe that they could still keep theprice around $100........ and they would sell as many as they could make. If you have not tried one of these Fossils, I urge you to check them out and decide which one willfit your needs best. It will be the best $60 you have ever spent on a knife.
Columbia River CRKT 5460 Fossil Small Flipper 3.41" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel and G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
North GA
Feb 04, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
CRKT 5460 Fossil attention getter
Best under $50 EDC I have! Flipper works seamlessly, smoothest I own. OTB blade was sharp as hell! Beautiful knife and when I pull it out everyone wants to see it and remarks how cool it is. Still love my RAT 1 and Kershaw, but overall this is my favorite knife under $50. Pocket clip is a real nuisance at times.
Columbia River CRKT 5460 Fossil Small Flipper 3.41" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel and G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Nov 11, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
I own a few CRKT blades. I usually carried at least one for daily use the entire decade I spent on active duty and I must say this is one of the best blades. I stropped it and it would make a nice daily shaver. Perfect weight and easy one hand open and close. The only problem is the pocket clip is pure sh#t. It is thin and warps if it is clipped to your pocket when you sit down. If you don't mind a pocket knife then remove the clip and viola. Other than that it is an excellent knife and the handle offers a great gripping surface.
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