Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish
Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish

Explorer Elite | CPM-3V Steel | Specter Finish

Sale price$ 375.00 USD
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HANDLE COLOR:RED + BLACK G10

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
  • 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
FREE SHIPPING IN THE LOWER 48
Your order ships free anywhere in the contiguous United States!
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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

Features:

Shipping + Policies

TURNAROUND TIME:

Due to various industry-wide delays, shipment of your order may take longer than normal. Thank you for your patience as we work to get your package on its way to you as quickly as possible. Please use the links at the top of our web page to contact us via email or phone with any questions. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

We accept all major credit cards, Sezzle and PayPal.

Our new payment partner, Sezzle, allows you to break your purchase into four convenient payments with no interest. Choose Sezzle as your payment option during checkout to take advantage of this option, or read more about it here!

SHIPPING:

We offer flat $5 ground shipping anywhere in the contiguous United States. Transit times vary according to destination address. Expedited shipping and shipping outside the United States are available for an additional fee.

CUSTOMIZATION:

We offer simple engraving (up to 10 characters, including spaces) at no additional charge. This is ideal for adding a name, date or initials to the blade. Longer engravings are available for a fee. Call or email prior to ordering for pricing. Please specify in the "Order Notes" section what you would like engraved. All engraving is in block lettering. Please verify spelling and spacing prior to placing your order. If you need to make a change, call or email us immediately.

WARRANTY:

We warranty that all of our knives are 100% made by us in the USA. Every knife and sword we sell is rigorously quality-checked prior to being made available for sale, and is guaranteed to be free of defects in both materials and craftsmanship.

Our blade finishes are hand-applied and no two are exactly alike. Variations in tones and coloring add to the uniqueness of your individual blade and are in no way to be considered a defect.

We do not warranty against normal wear and tear or damage caused by abuse, neglect, lack of reasonable care, or using your blade to perform tasks for which it was never designed or intended.

​Warranty Repair:
​Our warranty covers any unaltered Dawson Knife for life. Send all warranty repair requests to:

Dawson Knives LLC
8737 E Florentine RD
Prescott Valley, AZ  86314

Questions? Email us at info@dawsonknives.com
Phone: 928-910-0770

Include a short note indicating the concern, contact info and a check or money order for $15 to cover return shipping. We recommend sending your knife through a trackable shipping service and insuring it. We are not responsible for items lost or stolen during transit.

RETURNS / EXCHANGES:

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we will gladly extend you a store credit for the full purchase price upon receipt of your return in new, unused condition. We do not offer refunds on canceled orders. Shipping costs are non-refundable. To receive your store credit, you must contact us at info@dawsonknives.com or via phone at 928-910-0770 within 7 business days of receipt of your items to notify us of the issue, and the item must be returned to us within 14 business days, unused, in the same condition it was received in. We will exchange any item that was incorrectly customized due to our error (e.g., black handle when tan was ordered, Specter finish when Arizona Copper was ordered, etc.) for the same model with the correct specifications according to the original order. All items must be returned to: Dawson Knives, 8737 E Florentine RD, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. If an item is returned due to our error, we will pay return shipping. If an item is returned for any other reason, you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your items.

We suggest using a trackable shipping service and/or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

 

Shipping + Policies

TURNAROUND TIME:

Due to various industry-wide delays, shipment of your order may take longer than normal. Thank you for your patience as we work to get your package on its way to you as quickly as possible. Please use the links at the top of our web page to contact us via email or phone with any questions. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

We accept all major credit cards, Sezzle and PayPal.

Our new payment partner, Sezzle, allows you to break your purchase into four convenient payments with no interest. Choose Sezzle as your payment option during checkout to take advantage of this option, or read more about it here!

SHIPPING:

We offer flat $5 ground shipping anywhere in the contiguous United States. Transit times vary according to destination address. Expedited shipping and shipping outside the United States are available for an additional fee.

CUSTOMIZATION:

We offer simple engraving (up to 10 characters, including spaces) at no additional charge. This is ideal for adding a name, date or initials to the blade. Longer engravings are available for a fee. Call or email prior to ordering for pricing. Please specify in the "Order Notes" section what you would like engraved. All engraving is in block lettering. Please verify spelling and spacing prior to placing your order. If you need to make a change, call or email us immediately.

WARRANTY:

We warranty that all of our knives are 100% made by us in the USA. Every knife and sword we sell is rigorously quality-checked prior to being made available for sale, and is guaranteed to be free of defects in both materials and craftsmanship.

Our blade finishes are hand-applied and no two are exactly alike. Variations in tones and coloring add to the uniqueness of your individual blade and are in no way to be considered a defect.

We do not warranty against normal wear and tear or damage caused by abuse, neglect, lack of reasonable care, or using your blade to perform tasks for which it was never designed or intended.

​Warranty Repair:
​Our warranty covers any unaltered Dawson Knife for life. Send all warranty repair requests to:

Dawson Knives LLC
8737 E Florentine RD
Prescott Valley, AZ  86314

Questions? Email us at info@dawsonknives.com
Phone: 928-910-0770

Include a short note indicating the concern, contact info and a check or money order for $15 to cover return shipping. We recommend sending your knife through a trackable shipping service and insuring it. We are not responsible for items lost or stolen during transit.

RETURNS / EXCHANGES:

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we will gladly extend you a store credit for the full purchase price upon receipt of your return in new, unused condition. We do not offer refunds on canceled orders. Shipping costs are non-refundable. To receive your store credit, you must contact us at info@dawsonknives.com or via phone at 928-910-0770 within 7 business days of receipt of your items to notify us of the issue, and the item must be returned to us within 14 business days, unused, in the same condition it was received in. We will exchange any item that was incorrectly customized due to our error (e.g., black handle when tan was ordered, Specter finish when Arizona Copper was ordered, etc.) for the same model with the correct specifications according to the original order. All items must be returned to: Dawson Knives, 8737 E Florentine RD, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. If an item is returned due to our error, we will pay return shipping. If an item is returned for any other reason, you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your items.

We suggest using a trackable shipping service and/or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

 

Warranty

We warranty that all of our knives are 100% made by us in the USA. Every knife and sword we sell is rigorously quality-checked prior to being made available for sale, and is guaranteed to be free of defects in both materials and craftsmanship.

Our blade finishes are hand-applied and no two are exactly alike. Variations in tones and coloring add to the uniqueness of your individual blade and are in no way to be considered a defect.

We do not warranty against normal wear and tear or damage caused by abuse, neglect, lack of reasonable care, or using your blade to perform tasks for which it was never designed or intended.

​Warranty Repair:
​Our warranty covers any unaltered Dawson Knife for life. Send all warranty repair requests to:

Dawson Knives LLC
8737 E Florentine RD
Prescott Valley, AZ  86314

Questions? Email us at info@dawsonknives.com
Phone: 928-910-0770

Include a short note indicating the concern, contact info and a check or money order for $15 to cover return shipping. We recommend sending your knife through a trackable shipping service and insuring it. We are not responsible for items lost or stolen during transit.

 

Warranty

We warranty that all of our knives are 100% made by us in the USA. Every knife and sword we sell is rigorously quality-checked prior to being made available for sale, and is guaranteed to be free of defects in both materials and craftsmanship.

Our blade finishes are hand-applied and no two are exactly alike. Variations in tones and coloring add to the uniqueness of your individual blade and are in no way to be considered a defect.

We do not warranty against normal wear and tear or damage caused by abuse, neglect, lack of reasonable care, or using your blade to perform tasks for which it was never designed or intended.

​Warranty Repair:
​Our warranty covers any unaltered Dawson Knife for life. Send all warranty repair requests to:

Dawson Knives LLC
8737 E Florentine RD
Prescott Valley, AZ  86314

Questions? Email us at info@dawsonknives.com
Phone: 928-910-0770

Include a short note indicating the concern, contact info and a check or money order for $15 to cover return shipping. We recommend sending your knife through a trackable shipping service and insuring it. We are not responsible for items lost or stolen during transit.

 

Buy Now, Pay Later

Introducing our new buy now, pay later payment partner, Sezzle! Available on the payment page during checkout, choose Sezzle and split your order into 4 easy, interest-free payments.

Buy Now, Pay Later

Introducing our new buy now, pay later payment partner, Sezzle! Available on the payment page during checkout, choose Sezzle and split your order into 4 easy, interest-free payments.

Customer Reviews

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Thad K. (Ocala, US)
As advertised

A beautiful knife! The build quality and finish are excellent. Thank you.

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Mark Z. (San Bruno, US)
Excellent

Excellent build quality!

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bill j. (Madison Heights, US)

Beautiful knife, exactly what I expected. You can feel the quality. I have never seen a blade this sharp -- short of a razor ! Thank You !

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Carroll M. (Crystal Springs, US)
Great Knife

The Explorer Elite is the best fixed blade knife that I have. Perfectly balanced and fits my hand like a glove. Great craftsmanship guys. Heap up the good work!!

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Cynthia S. (Yelm, US)
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