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Dozier 1942 Commando

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Item #: DKWW-RC42


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Soon after WWII began a customer of America's best known maker of handmade knives placed an order for a massive combat knife. At his request, it was modeled after a Turkish Simatar, with a blade measuring 10" in length, 1-1/2" wide and a full 3/16" thick. The 5" handle of stacked leather washers had a curved brass guard and a durel butt with a brass loop for a thong. It seems that this might have been a one-of-a-kind. Bob Dozier knows the current owner and had the knife in his shop for weeks. Bob is making a limited quantity replica of this WWII era knife. This is the second in what he plans to be a short series. The first was his 1943 Fighter.

The Dozier 1942 Commando is being made with a blade of A2 high carbon tool steel, hardened to 58-60 Rc. The stacked leather handle, brass guard, butt of 7071 high strength aircraft alloy and brass thong loop add 5-1/2" to the overall length of the knife. The left hand sheath, as was traditional for the fighting man (his pistol was always on this right hip), is made by Bob himself of top quality leather with a molded stone pouch (Arkansas stone included). The knife weighs 15.4 oz. and the sheath weighs 8 oz. Knife and sheath are both handmade in Northwest Arkansas.

The quantity made will be limited by what Bob can make in a given period of time. If a Dozier knife is not in stock when you order, delivery typically takes 3 to 4 months.

  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
  • Butt Cap
  • Handle
    Stacked Leather
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    15.4 oz.
  • Sheath
    Leather w/stone pouch
  • Origin

Dozier Knives

Bob Dozier has been a big name in handmade knives since the 1960's. He is an expert in making knives with state of the art fit and finish at a cost of several hundred dollars each. What he really prefers, though, is making knives like you see here with the very best materials, fitted perfectly, and with a working finish. This allows him to put the knives in your hands at prices that a working man can afford.

$ 995.00 IN STOCK.

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