Advice for a fixed blade

ARtsig1

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Hello all. Wanted to see what some of you forumites thoughts were concerning a fixed blade knife. I have recently been taken with the folders from Bob Dozier. I am now thinking about a fixed blade from Mr. Dozier. I have narrowed it down, I think, to three knives; Arkansas Toothpick, Bodyguard, and the Agent. I will use the knife for general purpose tasks. Chose these three due to top edge being sharpened a bit. Has anyone had expierences with any of these? If so, what are your opinions? Would you choose other models? I think A.G. Russell offers a N.Y. Special by Dozier. Anybody had this one?
All responses appreciated!

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Art Sigmon
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I feel your pain, artsig! I, too, am vascillating between the Agent and Bodyguard. I am currently leaning towards the Bodyguard just because I like the design a little better. I also will be sure to get the circular insert, regardless of model. I've read only good things about Mr. Dozier's knives and look forward to owning one, too. Good luck in your quest!

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Chris Turner
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By coincidence, I just picked up my first Dozier today from the Post Office. A Crossada. Not exactly a small utility blade, but the quality is excellent.

I will definitely be getting one of his regular offerings in the future.
I'm kinda deciding between the bodyguard, t. pick and reverse tanto. Tough decisions.
 

ARtsig1

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Well I not only made up my mind I have already ordered and received it! Picked the Agent and was well satisfied. This would make a handy daily carry knife. Has a great feel to it and came hair popping sharp. May have to look at another one in the near future!

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Art Sigmon
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
Php. 4:13

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword"
Heb. 4:12
 

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Whenever I think about fixed blades, I usually think about being more outdoors. In that context, a knife gets rained on, dropped, banged against the truck and probably used poorly by people who ought to know better. I also believe that most people get seduced by really big, unwieldy knives that sure looked good in the catalog. This may be off base, but I'd consider the Aviator; it's a chisel grind by Timberline, I believe. Most of us can get a decent edge on a factory knife, and I think it's strong enough to ding. It appears to also be about the right size for cooking.--OKG
 
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