I agree with you in regards to other makers making knives in the same price range that are good. IMO that is a true statement. Are they better? Are they as good? I will answer no to both questions....this is my opinion. I am a knife user...not a collector,although my collection of Dozier using knives has grown to epic proportions....because of what they are! I would like to see a blade of 3V out perform a Dozier heat treated D2 cutting machine and hold an edge much longer? I am not being critical of your post at all....I just don't happen to share the same opinion you do. Regarding the blade finish....higher prices are to be expected for a more desired hand finish and for a using knife I have no problem with the current finish for my needs.If a fixed blade is selling for $149 with micarta scales and the best kydex sheath you can buy....would $10-$25 dollars keep the average "user" from buying it? I can't answer for them....for me it would not,and that is strictly because I know what they are worth. If that same knife sold for $249 it would still be a "deal". Unfortunately prices for materials don't stay the same and a makers continued search to better his product is certainly worth something. Do I want the prices of an already great knife to increase? No...but I am selfish in that respect. Will I not buy a Dozier if it goes up a few bucks? The answer to that is also No....again I am sold on them. I have never used a better knife regardless of who made it or how much it cost.If anyone has any Doziers they are interested in getting rid of please let me know...I am generally in the market. Thanks<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by FWO:
First I would say we have some problems with the economy, and this type of discreationary
spending is already hitting knife makers. Having a vested interest as a Dozier Dealer, you would directly benifit on each knife sold.Doziers Knives are very good, but there are makers who produce knives in this price range that do good work also.If a large percentage price raise is instituted, then the blades should be finished to a higher quality. Iwould like to see some other steel choices, such as 3V as an option. 3V will out cut D-2 and hold a sharper edge much longer.