MADE IN THE USA

Handcrafted for three generations

BUILT TO LAST

We use American-made CPM-3V powder steel for our blades. CPM-3V is the next evolution of blade steel: it's tough, flexible and holds an edge up to 3x longer than D2.
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WE SUPPORT OUR VETS
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We are proud to support those who protect and preserve the freedoms of our great nation. From all of us at Dawson Knives, thank you for your service. 

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BLADE FINISH: SPECTER

Specter is a sleek, modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese hamon. The dark, hollow ground area of the blade is harder than the lighter area, through a bit of metallurgic magic known as differential hardening. Differential hardening creates a fantastic edge and makes an already crazy-tough steel even stronger.
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LIFETIME WARRANTY
Our family has been handcrafting custom knives and swords for almost 50 years. We've built our reputation on the consistent excellence of our blades.
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BLADE FINISH: ARIZONA COPPER

Like a stunning southwestern sunset, our Arizona Copper finish is a gorgeous, jewel-toned look that comes from the steel itself. It is a proprietary part of our heat-treat process - the specific colors and tones are unique to your individual blade and no two are alike. See that slightly darker, blue-toned area in the hollow grind? This area is the visual representation of the hardest area of the blade, achieved through a process known as differential hardening.
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Hundreds of 5-star reviews
CHIEF
"I took a long time to purchase a knife that would last a lifetime. The Chief is the perfect knife: it does everything I ask it to do and then some. Dawson is simply fantastic, and quite frankly I believe in their values, their business model and the respect they have for LEO/MIL. Thank you for the time and effort you took in creating this knife, it’s amazing."  - Paul G., Chester, US
PATHFINDER
"I received a Pathfinder from my father-in-law as a gift and it was just about the best thing I could have imagined. Such incredible craftsmanship and quality! We are forever fans."  - Matthew U., Orem, US
TOMAHAWK
"This is my third tomahawk and my fourth Dawson blade. I love all of my hawks, but this one feels the best in hand. The grip is hand filling and comfortable in every way I’ve held it. The balance is excellent. I can’t wait to get out and do some chopping with the beauty. Thanks again Dawson crew!"  - Caleb B., Buckhannon, US