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Arkansas Made Dozier New York Special

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  • Item #: DK-NYS $295.00
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  • Item #: DK-NYSL $255.00

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Designed by Bob Dozier

This handy little knife is remarkable for its design, its execution, the unusual carrying arrangement and the almost unbelievably low price.

It was inspired by a 1970s Loveless design. The New York Special is made of D2 steel at a hardness of 60-61 Rc, with handle scales of black Micarta® and comes complete with a unique carrying harness invented by Bob Dozier. This carrying strap fastens to your belt just behind your right hip, crosses your back to go over your left shoulder and fastens to your belt about four inches to the left of your buckle. The special Kydex® sheath then is adjusted to the correct level and the knife is instantly available to your hand. This arrangement does not cut off your circulation or constrict the movement of your arms as do other harnesses.

This is a genuine handmade knife which we are able to sell to you at a price that compares favorably with some of the factory knives which are being sold today. 7-3/8" total length, 3-3/8" clip point blade made of D2 steel. This knife comes with a full tang and black Rucarta scales with a finger groove. Weighs 4.3 oz. including Kydex® sheath and shoulder strap.

If a Dozier knife is not in stock when you order, delivery typically takes 3 to 4 months.


Dozier New York Special

Item #: DK-NYS $295.00
Low stock. Call for availability.


Dozier New York Special - Left Handed

Item #: DK-NYSL $255.00


Dozier New York Special

  • Type
  • Blade
    Clip Point
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
    Black Rucarta
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    4.3 oz
  • Sheath
    Kydex Shoulder Harness
  • Origin

Arkansas Made Dozier

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.

I received my NY Special knife today. Thank you so much for your incredibly prompt response to my order. What a great knife!!! What a great price!!! I couldn't be happier with your product. The fit and finish of this knife and sheath are incredible. Extremely sharp as received. Very good and uniform grind/profile on the edge. Superb workmanship. Great job A.G. Russell. Many thanks - Randy Randal S. Avenel, NJ

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