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. More than 40 years later Dawson Knives has grown to encompass three generations of knifemakers, all working together out of our shop in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA FOR OVER 40 YEARS
Each of our knives and swords is 100% designed and built 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.
We also stand behind our knives with an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty. Choose a category below to get started!
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VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED
Dawson Knives is proud to employ veterans of America's armed forces. We also offer a special discount for all active duty and retired members of the armed forces and law enforcement. Call 928.910.0770 or email for more info!
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
“I don't give 5 star reviews often or lightly...out of all my knives $600 and below, I kid you not, I love the Huntsman the most. You have to hold, throw, skin, work, carry, and play with one to know. This was my chance to thank you guys on the Dawson team, and help the next guy skip the hesitation on this one."
- Robert Wilson, reviewing the Huntsman
"My Dawson Pocket Knife is exactly as described. Handy to carry and useful to work with. As I checked it out, there's not a blemish in any component nor in any aspect of the finish. The edge passed my check...Just took the wiry hairs smoothly off my arm... I love it. Only knife I'll ever pocket from now on."
- Charles Keeton, reviewing the Pocket Knife
“I spend every weekend and some workdays in the Arizona desert, typically off trail. I was looking for a knife that would be large and heavy duty for camp chores or shelter building. I was not disappointed. The Raider 5 is a beast of a blade. Heavy but with a finely honed edge capable of fine work but built for heavy work..."
- Adam Houghton, reviewing the Raider 5