Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Apocalypse Black Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Apocalypse Black Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Apocalypse Black Finish

Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Apocalypse Black Finish

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SPECS

  • 100% designed and handcrafted in the USA
  • .210" CPM-3V American made powder steel
  • Next evolution in blade steel - edge wear 3x longer than D2
  • 100% American made materials
  • 5.5" blade, 10 3/4" overall
  • 9oz knife only
  • Heat treated in-house for maximum toughness, durability and edge-holding capability
  • Rockwell 60-61
  • Deep finger choil, thumb ramp allow improved control
  • Beautiful two-toned Specter finish
  • Industry-leading clear Cerakote© finish protects your blade from corrosion
  • Textured G10 handle will not swell, split, warp or crack
  • Choice of handle colors
  • Custom fitted Leather + Kydex sheath for carry on belt or backpack
  • Thumb and finger rests for control and safe handling
  • Lifetime free resharpen
  • Protected by Dawson Knives’ Common Sense Guarantee

EXPLORER ELITE

The Explorer Elite is the knife to reach for on your next big game hunting trip!

Features a sturdy point for piercing and a fine edge and deep belly for skinning and slicing, as well as a prying tool on the extended tang that can be used as a screwdriver or for blunt force.

Heavy-duty enough for camp chores, wilderness survival and shelter building, the Explorer Elite is the ultimate one stop shop.
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.
Full Warranty
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Hundreds of 5-star reviews
Happy with the purchase
"Quality and craftsmanship seem to be spot on. You can tell by just holding it that these guys are serious about their trade. I won't look elsewhere."
- Len M., Los Angeles, US
Great value
"I’m new to this world. Haven’t had a chance to use the CPM/3V I got yet, but it looks and feels great. Very reasonably priced. The Dawson folks are pretty cool too. 😎"
- Neal MC., Fountain Valley, US
Great knife
"Purchased the CPM-3V Explorer Elite. The quality and superb craftmanship is apparent. Will definitely be buying more from Dawson in the future!"  --Daniel., Andersonville, US
SPECS:
  • 100% designed and handcrafted in the USA
  • .210" CPM-3V American made powder steel
  • Next evolution in blade steel - edge wear 3x longer than D2
  • 100% American made materials
  • 5.5" blade, 10 3/4" overall
  • 11oz knife only / 16oz including sheath 
  • Heat treated in-house for maximum toughness, durability and edge-holding capability
  • Rockwell 60-61
  • NEW LIMITED EDITION rough and rugged Apocalypse Black finish, inspired by the gritty textures of the urban jungle
  • Deep finger choil, thumb ramp allow improved control
  • Textured G10 handle will not swell, split, warp or crack
  • Custom fitted Leather + Kydex sheath for carry on belt or backpack
  • Thumb and finger rests for control and safe handling
  • Lifetime free resharpen
  • Protected by Dawson Knives’ Common Sense Guarantee

Customer Reviews

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fnaw (Washington, US)
Simply Amazing

Yet another knife that exceeds exceptionalism. If your're into knives look no further than Dawson. Trust me I know, I have purchased so many high end knives over the years and I will NOT purchase a fixed blade knife from anyone else than Dawson. Get one and you will see.

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KOLAKOVIC (Mississauga, CA)
Explorer Elite

I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for. Good is not cheap and cheap is not good. The balance of this knife, the way it fits in my hand and the razor sharp edge... cannot say enough about it! A masterpiece. It took a while to order one; every time I tried ordering they were always out of stock; worth the wait. I also cant say enough about their customer support, Kika was extremely helpful!
God Bless!

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Joseph A.
Thanks again

Awesome work, and a flathead screwdriver on the end as well! Thank you for making wonderful SHARP, Quality blades this is now my third and counting, will be sure to order more as $ allows Lord willing, happy to support a Christ centered business!!! Would love to work for you guys someday and learn the trade/craft. God bless you guys!

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Kristina R.
Beautiful knife!

Wickedly sharp, a fine work of art I will treasure. Thank you for such fine craftsmanship!

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Mullane (Chicago, US)
A Magnificent Knife

This NEW EXPLORER ELITE Tan & Black (MagnaCut Stainless Steel) knife is beautifully balanced and exhibits tremendous quality.

The substantial knife blade is well constructed and cuts like a razor blade. My hand feels perfectly comfortable as the knife conforms wonderfully to my grip with loads of safety featured throughout.

The coloring on the blade & handle grip are quite stunning. The sheath is also top-quality and securely rugged. This is a Knife for Life!

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Dwayne M. (Nazareth, US)
Incredible craftsmanship

Everything about this knife is perfect, balance and feel in your hand. I really like the color combination of Arizona Copper with the Orange/Black handle. I’m very happy to support this American company