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Badass Knife of the Week: CRKT Fossil

In its effort to bust out as a real player in the EDC market, CRKT has been designing some interesting knives, including a host of great knives for 2014. But one of the new products that stands out above the others is the Fossil.

The CRKT Fossil looks like it’s fresh from an excavation site. Its prehistoric curves can be likened to a fossilized dinosaur tooth while the handle looks like it was ossified after millions of years beneath the earth.

It’s hard to do, but the knife expertly balances art with functionality.

Created by knife designer Flavio Ikoma, the Fossil features an IKBS ball-bearing system and a flipper opening mechanism, so even though the knife looks like a fossil, it’s not outdated.

The knife itself is a large 8.88 inches when engaged and features a 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with a drop point. Other versions of the Fossil have Veff serrations and a black EDP blade, but this version has a satin finish plain edge blade.

The handle is made of stainless steel with a hammer finish that gives it more personality, and the two-tone G10 scales add more grip. Aside from just looking good, the handle feels natural in the hand.

It’s no secret that CRKT has been undergoing a change over the past few years and even went so far as to modify its classic lettering for a sharper and cleaner logo. The Fossil is evidence that CRKT is on the right track and making dependable knives at the right price.

Find out more about this week’s Badass Knife of the Week at the CRKT Fossil product page.


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  1. Have been very impressed with this knife. Just wish it shade a better steel like vg10 or even aus8 maybe even 440c have had rusting issues with 8cr in the past.

    • Tim

      June 5, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Agreed. It looks and feels great, but the steel could definitely be better. That would make the price go up though.

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