History is riddled with periods of uncertainty. A wise man doesn't panic, he prepares. Fortify yourself against future challenges with a tool you can rely on, no matter what.
Crafted from premium, American-made CPM-Magnacut stainless steel in heavy-duty .210" stock, the Shepherd XL features a 5.5" blade that is highly resistant to corrosion or staining. Thanks to our own specialty heat treat, Dawson blades stay sharp up to twice as long as other premium steels.
Backed by an industry-leading warranty and over 50 years' knifemaking experience, the Shepherd XL is a stronghold of American quality and craftsmanship.
100% designed and handcrafted in the USA
- .210" CPM MagnaCut American made stainless powder steel
- Next evolution in blade steel - edge wear 2x longer than CPM-3V
- 100% American made materials
- 5.5" blade, 10 5/8" overall
- 10.6oz knife only / 14.4oz including sheath
Satin blade finish - the gleam of raw steel
- Heat treated in-house for maximum toughness, durability and edge-holding capability
- Rigging slots allow for use as a spearhead in survival situations
- Rockwell 61-62
- Deep finger choil, thumb rests allow improved control
- Textured G10 handle will not swell, split, warp or crack
- Low-profile Kydex sheath, perfect for horizontal or vertical belt carry
Lifetime free resharpen
- Protected by Dawson Knives’ Common Sense Guarantee
- Visit our family workshop near Prescott, AZ, the heart of the American West
Do not let the beauty of this handmade knife deceive you, dawson knifes are sharp enough to cut tomatoes very thin and strong enough to slice thru steel pipe or use as a pry bar (trust me,don't try this, watch the health ranger video). I needed my wife to have a ultimate survival knife. Dawson knifes quality is second to none. I trust my family's life to this cpm magnacut handmade Dawson knife.
Cool stuff ain't cheep & cheep stuff ain't cool.
Great design, excellent steel, perfect fit and finish
Hi Ramon, thanks for the review! I'm sorry to hear there was an issue with your blade finish. I've emailed you a prepaid return label so we can get that taken care of for you ASAP. If I can help with anything else, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I have several Dawson knives and they are all well made.
I had recently discovered Dawson knives when I purchased a 16 inch sword made by them at Knife center.,the sword is well made ,very sharp and perfectly balanced despite its long blade its light and easy to manipulate in hand I just love it.I searched Dawson on web and found their web site and was stunted by their in stock beautiful knives I bought several and found them extremely well made , sharp but selling at a very reasonable price ,I had been shopping for knives from over sea for decades and I found Dawson knives is one of the best with a very reasonable price and it will be my first choice to buy my future blades.
Love the knife but the sheath needs some improvement on being comfortable. The screws on the belt loop portion of the sheath stick out the back and over the top and scratch your skin, sorta painful. I have 8 or 9 Dawson Knives at this point and they all need some tweaking on the sheaths. The all leather sheath is too flimsy on the belt loop portion which lets the knife flop sideways constantly, not comfortable again. The leather/Kydex sheath is the best. The only complaint I have with them is, after you wear them for awhile, the screws/bolts on the belt loop portion pull through the leather. They don't have a wide enough head, so I had to take them apart and add small washers, easy fix. I really love these knives, some of the best I've ever held. They just need to step it up on the sheaths. I would expect a nice, comfortable and rugged sheath to go with the great quality of knife you make. I'm disappointed so far with the quality of the sheaths.