Makes All Your Other Stylish Knives Extinct. It's a knife that harkens back to another era. But with a hammered two-tone handle and IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system, this one will never get oldespecially when it comes to cutting tasks.
The Fossil™ combines the best from designer Flavio Ikoma of Presidente Prudente, Brazil. With styling cues found on his previous Sampa™ and Carajas™ models, it ramps up the artistic flair to create a piece that is clearly Ikoma, yet distinctively a new breed of EDC folder.
The knife has a distinctive, prehistoric look. But it goes through jobs like a T-rex on stainless steel steroids courtesy of a hollow drop point blade style that makes virtually anything in its path history.
A one-of-a-kind looking pocket knife, it features the IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system, combined with an opening flipper the result is blade deployment that is smooth and fast. A thumb hole cutout in the blade gives you a second option for opening the knife. The flipper also turns into a handsome finger guard when the blade is open. In the features department, it's survival of the fittest.
While the Fossil™ is hardcore on the inside, it's gorgeous on the outside. The handles are made of stain-less steel with a unique hammered finish. Contoured multi-colored G10 handle overlays make it look like a gator. But the blade won't come down and bite you in the open position thanks to a frame lock.
Reach for the next evolution in well-crafted everyday carry knives - The Fossil™.
Love it, love it, love it. This thing is a beast. Razor sharp out of the box and has everything I've wanted in an EDC knife. Blade just a hair under the 4" legal limit in my state. I have been looking for a non-assist knife which I can still open quickly and this is it. You hit the flipper and for the smoothness of the action it might as well be an assist open - it's that quick. Nice deep carry clip and it's got a very handsome appearance. Just opening it is enough to scare you half to death, which is just the effect I'm looking for. Thanks for the great design. CRKT is the only company I buy from.
2014-09-17 Folsom, CA
Awesome knife Love the feel and weight and the carry. Opens easily and fast with good grip to it. I'll be ordering a plain edge as well.
2014-05-07 Baton Rouge, LA
I used to carry an M21-14SFG as my EDC...until I got the 5470 Fossil. This knife is amazing. It looks 10x better in person than it does in pictures. Out of the box it is razor sharp, lock up is like a fixed blade, and that silky smooth IKBS. Its hard to describe without feeling the heavy blade slice through the air, it's not rushed or hurried or flimsy. The action is very solid, very matter of fact, but it deploys so effortlessly. Detent is strong, it will not accidentally open. The steel is...what it is. Its not D2 or S30V but you can actually resharpen it at home and it takes an edge extremely well. The handle is small but because of the design and texturing you can get a very solid grip on this in either standard or reverse grip. Amazing knife,and for the price, it's a no brainer.
2014-03-07 Bailey, NC
Beautiful knife. Looks custom,love the handle. looks a lot like Arizona Iron wood. will have this knife soon.
2014-02-28 Fort Atkinson, WI
I bought this as a gift for a college grad.
Personaly I like the fossil scales. they give a very secure grip. I knife seems to jump openafter very little pressure to open it. Should have ordered two.