Ka-bar Knives Bob Dozier Thorn Folder, Gray Alumite Coated Handle, Plain
Sleek one-hand opening side lock folder designed by Bob Dozier is the perfect choice for users who want a knife that functions as well as it looks.
KA-BAR Knives introduces a handsome one-hand opening side lock folder designed by respected knife maker Bob Dozier. The Dozier Thorn features a blade made of D2 bar stock steel. D2 steel, a high-carbon tool steel, is known for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Each blade is heat treated to HRC 60-61, deep-frozen and tempered twice. The handle is cold-forged 6063T aluminum, bead blasted and Alumite coated. A unique double guard and side lock make the Dozier Thorn easy and practical to open and a pocket clip gives an additional
option to the traditional pocket carry.
Measures 4" closed, 7 1/8" open. Designed by Bob Dozier and made in Seki, Japan, exclusively for KA-BAR, the Dozier Thorn is an excellent choice for users who enjoy the fine looks of a custom maker's knife
and the reliability and affordability of a KA-BAR.
3.13 in. Hollow ground blade is made from D2 tool steel. 6063T cold forged aluminum handle Alumite coated, with a one handed opening sidelock. 7.13 in. Overall length. 4 in. Closed length. Includes a pocket clip.
Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.
Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.
He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.