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Brazilian genius Flavio Ikoma’s latest everyday carry knife looks like an artful prehistoric fossil with multi-colored G10 overlays and a hammered finished frame. He evolved the design from there with the IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system and a beast of a blade. The Fossil™ will be your knife that never gets old.
- IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System
- G10 Handle Overlays
- Satin Blade Finish
|Blade Length||3.96" (100.58 mm)|
|Blade Thickness||0.15" (3.81 mm)|
|Closed Length||4.95" (125.73 mm)|
|Weight||6.1 oz. (172.93g)|
|Handle||Stainless Steel w/G10 Overlay|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Frame Lock|
|Overall Length||8.88" (225.55 mm)|
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 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™.
Fossil™ Compact (5460)
Fossil™ Black w/Veff Serrations™ (5471K)
Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Some kids dream of being a ballplayer. Flavio wanted to be a knifemaker. In his adolescence, he worked on knives of the Japanese sword variety in his father’s shop. He has gone on to learn metallurgy, to work with Ken Onion, and to become a force for innovation. Not only has Flavio brought to market the revolutionary IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system (with Rick Lala), but he also showed the world that there’s impressive strength in simplicity with his game-changing Deadbolt® innovation.