Opinions on Scott Cook Owyhee

MikeL

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I'm looking for a new hunting/skinner in the $200 or so range. I was thinking along the line of a Dozier. Or having David Winston make one in stainless as I have a D2 version that I like. However, I recently saw a picture of a Scott Cook Owyhee and I liked it. But dropping that much money on something I have never held I have hard time swallowing. Is it really that much better than a Dozier or Winston? Since I'm going to use a knife does it make sense to spend that much money on something that is more of a collector?
 
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Scott's knife is a fine handmade knife. You will be a very pleased owner. Just take care of it and it will take care of you. Don't lend it out to a Knob, Greene, or Newbie.
 
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You'll have a hard time finding one available to buy anyway, so that might solve your dilemma. Though I have no doubt it'll function well as a hunting knife, its higher price compared to a Dozier or Winston has every bit to do with its higher demand as a collector piece because of its design, finish, and craftsmanship. I have one now as well as several Doziers in the past. I love my Owyhee more than any of the Doziers. But again that had nothing to do with their relative worth as users. For users, you'll get more value from good production knives than you will custom knives—not that they'll work better than customs, but they'll just give you better bang for the buck. But there's a joy in using a custom knife that's not as quantifiable. That same joy may apply in using the Owyhee vs another custom knife.
 
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I'm looking for a new hunting/skinner in the $200 or so range. I was thinking along the line of a Dozier. Or having David Winston make one in stainless as I have a D2 version that I like. However, I recently saw a picture of a Scott Cook Owyhee and I liked it. But dropping that much money on something I have never held I have hard time swallowing. Is it really that much better than a Dozier or Winston? Since I'm going to use a knife does it make sense to spend that much money on something that is more of a collector?
You might also wish to consider one of the Bark River offerings. BRKT offers several models of hunting/skinning knives of outstanding quality yet moderate cost and within your budget.
 
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I'd say any of those three (Cook, Dozier, Wilson) would be fine knives.

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His price is over your $200.00 mark. But worth the money. Check his website, he is taking orders on that knife. Scott Cook Website
The BAKCA knife club, was very very luck to have Scott produce the small Owyhee for its members as a club knife. Everyone who purchased them was thumbs up happy. :thumbup: Myself included.
 

MikeL

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I saw that he was taking orders and that was what got me interested. I'm guess I'm having a hard time justifiying the price since I want it as a user. And since I want to use it, it would lose value as a collector. More importantly, the thought of losing it and having to replace it would really bug me.
 
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I own a small Owyhee fixed blade and I like it a lot. It is a pretty small knife and is useful. The next one I will get will probably be the larger version. The wait from Scott may be a long one even though he is taking orders.

I recently got this Houndstooth from Barker knives. Excellent value, scary sharp and appears to be very well made.

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DavidZ

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Check out Dan Koster. He has a forum here. His knives are great. You can still get in on the Bush Craft special. Go for the 3V option. It is great steel.
 
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