It’s a compact knife that hearkens back to another era. But with a hammered two-tone handle and IKBS ball bearing pivot system, this one will never get old—especially when it comes to cutting tasks.
The Fossil Black Compact 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 clip point blade style that makes virtually anything in its path history.
A one-of-a-kind looking compact 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 clip point blade is open. In the features department, it’s survival of the fittest.
While the Fossil Black Compact is hardcore on the inside, it’s gorgeous on the outside. The handles are made of stainless 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.