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Columbia River 5471K Fossil Folding Knife 3.96" Gray Combo Blade, Stainless Steel and G10 Handles

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Part Number: CR5471K
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CR5471K: 5471K 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. This model of the Fossil™ has a non-reflective, gray EDP coating that adds durability to the blade. Veff Serrations™ make quick work of rope, webbing and other fibrous materials. 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: Gray EDP
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Drop Point
    • Edge: VeffSerrations
  • Handle
    • Material: 2Cr13 Stainless with G10 Overlay
  • Lock
    • Type: Frame Lock
  • Carry
    • Carry System: One Position Clip
  • Made in China
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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Donald
Chester, Va
Nov 27, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Quality knife/horrible pocket clip
I love everything about this knife but the pocket clip. It sticks out to far, catches on everything and the screws come loose very quickly. I've switched back to my M21-14G and use the Fossil as a back up. The serrations are great. The opening is smooth and effortless and the weight and heft is right on. Change the pocket clip and you got a great knife.
5 out of 5
Dev-Ull
Utah
Feb 24, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
First Impressions
I really wish I didn't wait so long to get this knife. Its been on my wishlist for over a year and I finally bought it. It's instantly become one of my favorite knives. It really catches the eye, but it also fits well in the pocket and in the hand. It's sharp and opens smoothly when using the flipper. This is a knife that you can't help but show off.
5 out of 5
Bb
TN
Sep 27, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Nice
Overall very nice. Razor sharp out of box. No blade play at all. Perfect fit for my medium sized hands. It is a little heavy but to be expected for a steel frame. I like the cool looking pocket clip it rides high off the handle so it shred your pockets but it creates a little of a hot spot. However I don't think it will noticeable in EDC use.
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