Pair of New Knifes from OKC

DOZIER Arrow Knife

Ontario Knife Company recently introduced a pair of new folding knives. The first is the Dozier Arrow knife, and the second is the Carter Prime.

Dozier Arrow

The Dozier Arrow was designed by knife maker Bob Dozier and is intended for every day carry (EDC). This folder has a blade made of AUS-8 steel with a spear point. The 3.63″ blade has a hardness rating of 56-58 HRC and is 0.125″ thick.

This knife uses G10 laminate for the handle. It has an aggressive texture for a good grip. Machined into the handle is Dozier’s signature arrow. The knife has a steel liner lock.

Dozier Arrows can be had with either a stone washed blade or a black powder coated blade. The stone washed version retails for $78.95 while the black one lists for $81.50

Carter Prime

Carter Prime

Another folding knife, the Carter Prime is tough and may be a great choice for anyone who spends time on the water. Designed by Robert Carter, this sheepsfoot style knife has a blade made of D2 tool steel that provides superior corrosion and stain resistance. Additionally, the handle is made of corrosion resistant titanium.

The blade¬†is 3.37″ long had has a black stone washed finish.¬†According to the company, this knife serves well in both a utility role and tactical role. The suggested retail price of the knife is $144.95.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Giolli Joker

    ” D2 tool steel that provides superior corrosion and stain resistance.”
    Superior to what?
    D2 has a relatively high percentage of Cr that helps with stain resistance, but it’s far from a stainless steel under this light.
    It’s a very good blade steel but it requires some care and it’s unlikely to be the favorite choice for the average user in wet (and maybe salty) environment.
    The stainless AUS-8 of the other knife, while overall in my opinion a worse choice, has better stain resistance.

    • aguywhoknows

      Damn right. I am no fan of D2 although I have a few knives made out of it.
      M390, M690, S30V, S35VN, S110V, PD-1 thats where the action is at.

      But yeah, rather spend the money on some maker designing the knife rather than good materials.

      • BattleshipGrey

        My hat is off to you guys that can keep all those materials and their names straight.

        • KestrelBike

          Knife Nerd Alert

        • Zebra Dun

          Sharpens fast and cuts well or Hard to sharpen and cuts poorly.
          One rust faster the other wouldn’t rust in twenty years under the sea.
          Some where in between is the perfect steel.

      • I really like S35VN steel——

      • Phil Elliott

        Made my first (and only knife) out of D2. haven’t used it that much, however its been in the sheath for close to 30 yrs. and I could still shave with it.

      • maodeedee

        I like the SK-5 steel that Cold steel uses on it’s Bushman series. and the black powder coating is durable and perfectly adequate corrosion protection

    • maodeedee

      ” D2 tool steel that provides superior corrosion and stain resistance.”
      Superior to what?”
      O-1 Tool steel.

  • Burner

    Holy SOG ripoff ha ha

  • A.WChuck

    H1 and LC200N are the best steels for salt water use and anything else is a distant 3rd place. D2 is not even in the running for use in salt water.

    • Laserbait

      I love D2, but you’re right, it’s not ideal for water, salty or not.

  • claymore

    The Arrow……………Holy RIP OFF of Al Mar knives before the rip off of SOG.

    • Kelly Jackson

      Looks like a Benchmade 530 to me

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      I like SOG.
      I carry the Flash II.

      • claymore

        The handle looks suspiciously like the Al Mar Auto-S.E.R.E. of mine. And the non-auto too.

    • LEE

      Bob Dozier has been licensing the Thorn design for long time, try Googling Ka Bar Thorn to see the earlier version in D2.

  • Laserbait

    AUS8 HT’d to 56-58 Rockwell? Hope whomever buys it likes to sharpen knives, because they’ll be doing it a lot.

  • Goody

    >Sheepsfoot blade
    >Tactical role
    >>HA HA HA HA

    I used to use a sheepsfooterised opinel as my every day utility, but it’s perhaps the worst blade shape to take to war.

    • Zebra Dun

      My favorite blade shape is the sheep’s foot.
      Of course I ain’t going to war just going about my daily business LOL

  • DM

    “Knifes” are way more tacticool than knives.

  • maodeedee

    Ontario makes soem good knives her in the USA these “knifes” are made in taiwan

  • Zebra Dun

    My knives tend to be large because if they are small I lose them too easy. The knives I tend to want to carry are small because big knives are a drag to carry and scare people.
    Somewhere between a folding Bowie and a Peanut is what I need.

    I currently find myself toting an old, Schrade Beast it’s got a big rubber handle, is cheap and has a blade that is easy to sharpen along with serrations in case I need it to operate like a pocket chain saw. I also carry a Swiss army knife classic for real knife chores.