Veteran owned and operated since 1973, the crew at Dawson Knives have been hand making outstanding knives in Prescott, Arizona for three generations. In the land of small batch and custom knives, the knives from Dawson are renowned for their rugged durability. The Dawson Knives Trapper 4 Select is not only a small, sturdy, hard-use fixed blade knife, it’s gorgeous.
To begin with, the Trapper 4 Select has a 3” recurved drop point Damascus blade. For added durability, they finished it with a protective clear Cerakote layer to help protect it from the elements without sacrificing the gorgeous look of the Damascus steel.
There’s a significant amount of jimping on the spine and a small bit just above the choil for the best grip possible. The subtle file work on the spine is an especially nice touch.
The flawlessly finished stabilized wood handle has a rich, deep look and a smooth feel. The mosaic pins which secure it to the full tang are a fantastic touch.
Finally, they didn’t skimp on the quality of the sheath either. The thick leather sheath has a belt loop attachment and is luxurious to the touch.
- Damascus Steel, Clear Cerakote Finished
- 3” Recurve Drop Point
- Full Tang
- Filework on Spine
- Stabilized Wood Handle with Mosiac Pins
- Leather Sheath with Belt Loop Attachment
- 6.5” Overall
- Handmade in the USA
The Dawson Knives Trapper 4 Select is a beautiful and durable knife to add to any knife collection. Click any link in the article or simply click the button below to find these knives.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.