Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish
Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish

Raider 5 | CPM-3V Steel | Arizona Copper Finish

Sale price$ 375.00 USD
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HANDLE COLOR:PEWTER + 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, approximately 10 3/8" overall
  • 11oz knife only / 14oz including sheath
  • Heat treated in-house for maximum toughness, durability and edge-holding capability
  • Rockwell 60-61
  • Deep finger choil, thumb ramp allow improved control
  • Arizona Copper finish
  • Industry-leading clear Cerakote© finish protects your blade from corrosion
  • 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

RAIDER 5

One of our all-time best sellers at Dawson Knives, the knives of the Raider series are the workhorses of our Survival line. Excellent as all around field, backpacking, rescue and survival knives. The offset guards feature thumb rests behind each for security and increased control, while doubling as bottle openers. The pommel is shaped to a flat head adjustment tool, perfect for field adjustments.
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
Great balance and functional design
"Another fantastic Dawson knife I own and feels perfect in the hand"  --Robert D., Manlius, US
More than expected
"Hard to tell from pictures how a blade will feel in hand, but this knife is absolutely perfect. From head to toe you cannot beat it. I shopped this knife for months before buying and I should have purchased sooner. All around use is wonderful. 5 star rating and I’ve found the only place I’ll purchase again. Thank you everyone at Dawson Knives!"  --Ken L., Tacoma, US
Beautiful!
"Amazing craftsmanship, absolutely beautiful, well balanced, high quality material and American Made....What else could you ask for. Great Company."  --Julie Q., Mesa, US
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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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Jeff G. (Anacortes, US)
Craftsmanship

This knife is stout. Has good heft without being overly heavy. It is very sharp & feels good in hand. My only gripe would be the shieth. It is hard to get my belt through but I don't plan to carry it that way anyway. I would prefer more options but not worth deducting a star. Overall I think I'll be using this knife in the field for many years.

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Rick w. (Solon, US)
Rick W

Fabulous knife. Rick solid and extremely sharp. Well done.

K
Keith B.
Highest quality

I haven’t had a chance to put the knife to use yet. It is definitely the highest quality knives I’ve ever handled. I will definitely be picking up a Relentless.

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Stefan M. (Evansville, US)
Knife is almost flawless!

This knife has balanced heft and uses the new super steel CPM MagnaCut developed by Larrin Thomas. Dawson has a great heat treat choice to retain toughness and edge retention. Only issue is the edge was chipped near the tip. Will take just a bit of work on some diamond stones to fix, but a defect out of the box nonetheless. The finish is beautiful (Arizona) and it feels great in hand. Looking forward to putting it through its bushcraft paces.

J
James M. (Temple City, US)
Raider 5

This is a great knife! I especially love the integral hand guards on the top and bottom of the blade; almost to pretty to use, but I will! Thank You Dawson Knives

Jim