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three generations strong

In 1973, Barry Dawson built his first knife shop inside a dilapidated barn. Fresh off a stint in Vietnam and flat broke, he built most of his machinery himself out of parts scavenged from the local landfill. What he didn't know, he learned, and what didn't exist yet, he invented.

Almost 50 years later Dawson Knives has grown to encompass three generations of knifemakers, all working together out of our shop in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

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We stand behind our knives with top-notch customer service and an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty.

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49 YEARS AND COUNTING

PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA

Each of our knives and swords is 100% designed and handcrafted by us in the USA. We handle every aspect of the knifemaking process in-house, from cutout and grinding to heat-treat, finishes, sheaths and sharpening. We're constantly researching new and better knifemaking methods and the latest advances in materials to ensure we deliver you the best custom knife available.

"Extremely well-balanced and fits my hand perfectly...one of the best fixed blade knives on the market."

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Dawson Knives is proud to support America's armed forces with a special discount for all active duty and retired members of the military and law enforcement. Call 928.910.0770 or email info@dawsonknives.com for more info!



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Dawson Swords: Not Just For Show

Dawson Swords: Not Just For Show

Swords are just cool. Get your hands on a real, usable one, and you’ll feel instantly transported to a different time. A cooler time. You’ll find swords of some style in nearly every old martial culture around the world, and we take inspiration from them all.
G10 and Carbon Fiber: What's The Difference?

G10 and Carbon Fiber: What's The Difference?

There are so many choices for handle materials available on the market today. So. Many. Plastics, polymers, Micarta, laminates, stabilized woods, bone, ivory, stag, and many more. There’s also my personal favorites so far as astonishing strength, durability and resilience go: G10 and Carbon Fiber.
How To Choose The Best Knife For You
best hunting knife

How To Choose The Best Knife For You

We sort our knives into categories like Hunting, Backpacking + Survival and EDC (Everyday Carry) to give you a jumping-off point on your knife-selecting adventure. But...

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