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Arkansas Made Dozier Slim Outdoorsman

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Bob Dozier has been one of America's foremost makers of handmade knives since about 1968. He, and the Arkansas Made Dozier shop, make some of the finest and most practical handmade knives you'll find. When Bob returned to full time knifemaking about 1988, it only took him a year of making highly finished knives to decide to make high quality, practical using knives. A few years ago, Bob really got into making folding knives, high polished hunting knives and large fighters based on classic models. He had trained his partner Daniel Crotts to make the Arkansas Made Dozier knives as well as he was and turned that part of Dozier knifemaking over to him. An Arkansas Made Dozier knife will still work all day, and have a better edge at the end than most knives you can buy.

The 3-1⁄2"satin finish Slim Outdoorsman blade is hand ground from high-carbon, high-chrome D2 tool steel, at 60-61 Rc. which will hold an edge and out cut anything you are likely to compare it to. Includes the finest Kydex® sheath in the world, handmade by Daniel and fitted to each individual knife. The overall length is 7-1⁄2". Weighs 3.3 oz.

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Dozier Slim Outdoorsman - Black Rucarta Handle Right Hand Sheath

Item #: DK-4BRH $210.00
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Dozier Slim Outdoorsman with Brown Jigged Bone Handle

Item #: DK-4BBH $245.00
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Dozier Slim Outdoorsman - Black Rucarta Handle Left Hand Sheath

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Option A

Dozier Slim Outdoorsman - Black Rucarta Handle Right Hand Sheath

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Upswept
  • Blade Length
    3-1/2″
  • Blade Steel
    D2
  • Rockwell
    60-61
  • Handle
    Black Rucarta
  • Tang
    Full
  • Overall Length
    7-1/2″
  • Weight
    3.3 oz
  • Sheath
    Horizontal Kydex
  • Origin
    USA

Option B

Dozier Slim Outdoorsman with Brown Jigged Bone Handle

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
    3-1/2″
  • Blade Steel
    D2
  • Rockwell
    60-61
  • Handle
    Brown Jigged Bone
  • Tang
    Full
  • Overall Length
    7-1/2″
  • Weight
    3.3 to 4 oz.
  • Sheath
    Black Kydex-Right
  • Origin
    USA

Option  

Dozier Slim Outdoorsman - Black Rucarta Handle Left Hand Sheath

  • Sheath
    Horiz Kydex-Left

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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