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Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife

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Item #: DK-K55HRB

$235.00

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Designed by Daniel Crotts

A small neck knife is not one we have had from the Dozier shop before. This one was designed by Daniel Crotts who was taught by Bob Dozier and now manages the Dozier Arkansas Made shop. We are introducing it in four handle materials. The Honduran Rosewood and the Blue Maple Burl are not common and the Coral Rucarta™ is unique to A. G. Russell Knives. Honduran Rosewood has become rather scarce to the point that we don't know when we might not be able to get more, and the Coral Rucarta® is limited to a very small quantity that remains from a huge order I placed in the 1970s. In addition, we have included Black Micarta® for those of you who prefer a simple black.

The 2-1⁄4" drop point blade is made from the same D2 used in the other Arkansas Made Dozier knives, and heat treated in the same way by the same person that heat treats all the other knives. The combination results in a blade that will take the best edge found anywhere and keep that edge through heavy and long term usage. Just ask the person who owns and uses any Arkansas Made Dozier knife. Each Kydex® sheath is molded to the knife for which it is intended, in the Dozier shop. Includes a lanyard for neck carry, or remove the lanyard and tuck it in your hip pocket. Knife measures  5-3⁄8" tip to butt and weighs 1.6 oz. Entirely handmade in the Dozier shop in Springdale, Arkansas, from the bar of steel to the final polish.

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Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife Honduran rosewood

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Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife blue maple

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Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife coral rucarta

Item #: DK-K55CR $215.00
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Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife black micarta

Item #: DK-K55BM $195.00
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Option A

Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife Honduran rosewood

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
    2-1/4"
  • Blade Steel
    D2
  • Rockwell
    60-61
  • Handle
    Honduran Rosewood
  • Tang
    Full
  • Overall Length
    5-3/8"
  • Weight
    1.6 oz.
  • Sheath
    Kydex
  • Origin
    USA

Option B

Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife blue maple

  • Handle
    Blue Maple

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Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife coral rucarta

  • Handle
    Coral Rucarta

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Arkansas Made Dozier Neck Knife black micarta

  • Handle
    Black Micarta

Dozier Knives

Bob Dozier made his first knives when he was only twelve or thirteen years old. He told me the other day that after those few knives, he did not make another until he was about twenty-three and working as a rough neck in the oil fields in Louisiana. He talked about that first simple knife and then told a story about a co-worker asking to come to watch him make knives. Bob had made several knives by then and had created a small rough shop. He said the man stayed and watched until the knife was finished which took most of the day. When it was finished, he asked to look at it. After handling it for a while, he asked Bob how much he wanted for it. Without giving it any thought, Bob says he said $12.50. The man pulled out twelve one dollar bills and two quarters, laid them on the bench, got in his truck and left. Bob went in the house and told his wife he had just sold a knife which took him most of the day to make for $12.50. But, he told me, at that moment he knew he was going to be a knifemaker. That was about 1963.

If you had the opportunity to look through Bob’s collection of his old knives, you would find that he has made many different kinds of knives; hunters, Bowies and fighters, and more recently folders. You can definitely see a relationship between a pair of fighting knives he made in those early years and the practical, utilitarian fighters that began to appear from handmade knifemakers and knife manufactures from the late 1960s and became tremendously popular during the Viet Nam War era. These knives used to be called fighting knives. Today they are called Tactical Knives.

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