- Aug 25, 1999
I received my Dozier Straight Hunter today. I was surprised by the brown linen micarta handle (I bought it from a BF member and didn't think to ask what color the handle was). Craftsmanship is, of course, excellent. The knife is slimmer in the hand than I had thought it would be, which gives it an excellent feel. The D2 blade is ground perfectly, and the brown micarta is beautiful. It will go with the walnut on my Winchester Featherweight perfectly. The sheath is well made, although the horizontal carry will take some getting used to, and I may decide to have a conventional carry kydex sheath made for it to hunt with. The lanyard hole is a nice touch; I think all knives should have one. I would like some file work for the thumb to rest on, and will probably have this done. The shape and size of the knife are perfectly suited for what it is named after: hunting. The slimness of the grip is worth mentioning again; although the knife has some heft to it due to the D2 full tang, it does not feel bulky, indeed it feels perfectly balanced in the hand. One could foreseeably do some rather delicate work with the Straight Hunter. I look forward to using it this deer season. Overall, I rate this knife very, very highly, as I do every Dozier I've ever seen and handled. Nice work, Bob, and I'll be getting more of your fine blades in the future.