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Columbia River 5470 Fossil Flipper 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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Description
CR5470: 5470 Fossil
CRKT
 
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.
Specifications
  • 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.
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.
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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Jake The Snake
The Great Lakes State
Jul 24, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material
Great for collectors.
I carried the fossil for EDC for about a year. Almost everything is great about this knife. Looks awesome, flips open quickly and easily, locks up tight without movement, great price. I didn't have issues with the pocket clip coming loose like some others have had. A minor issue I had was that the blade would get some surface rust if I wasn't careful about drying it off when wet and oiling it once in a while. I didn't have this problem with my spyderco in the same steel and didn't expect it with this knife. The reason that I replaced this knife as my EDC is the blade shape. The blade is an weird combination of drop point, tanto, and recurve that I found to be awkward in a lot of applications. I usually like a larger blade but for me the geometry of the edge just ruined the knife and the size of the blade just compounds the problem. Blade shape also make sharpening a real pain. The steel sharpens easily enough but the odd angles on the edge make it very hard to get the entire blade sharp to the same degree. Too bad to because this knife is really well made for the price and easy on the eyes.
5 out of 5
Luke
Morris County, NJ
Jan 03, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Gorgeous, collector caliber EDC
Definitely one of my favorites. Rock solid construction, very sharp out of the box. Love the over look, fit, finish and construction. Technically not an assisted opener, but the ball-bearing system offers super-fast, smooth deployment rivaling my true-assisted knives. Like others have said, lock-up is rock solid. I've had no issues with one-hand close. It's a large, weighty knife, but a joy to carry.
5 out of 5
John
Indiana
Mar 03, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Good knife
Great look, Fossil is the perfect name. The bearings and flipper combination make for one of the smoothest opening knives ever. Very sharp right out of the box.
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