OKC Dozier Strike Knife

Dozier Strike

Ontario Knife Company (aka: OKC) announced a new Bob Dozier designed knife for 2017. Called the Dozier Strike Knife, this is a lock back folder designed for every day carry. According to the company, the ideal EDC knife should be “slim, durable and just the right size to handle any task.”

The knife has a drop point, plain edge blade made of AUS-8 stainless steel. According to the company, the blade tests as a 56-58 HRC. The blade is 3.13″ long. It uses a thumb stud for one handed opening. When locked open, the overall length of the knife is 7.25″. The handle is made of G-10 laminate.

The suggested retail price on this knife is $75. It is manufactured in Taiwan. OKC is the same company that makes the OKC-3S bayonet for the US Marine Corps.

Dozier also designed another pair of knives for OKC called the Dozier Arrow. These knives are also folders, but with a spear point blade made of D2 tool steel. One has a black blade while the other has a satin finished stainless blade. These are listed for $78.95 (for the stainless finish) and $81.50 (for the black finished blade.)

Dozier is a long time knife maker with his first commercial designs beginning in the early ’60s. One of his stated preferences is to design knives that will hold their edge for a long time. You can see more on his own company here.

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  • VanDiemensLand

    Yay, Knives with normal prices!

    • int19h

      I’m not sure what makes a normal price, but e.g. RAT-2 from the same company – also AUS-8, 3″ blade, locking – can be had for less than $30. Of course it won’t have the G-10 handle, but is it really worth double?

      • VanDiemensLand

        Have you seen some of the knives getting around atm? Over $400-$500, thats what’s abnormal.

        • int19h

          Right, I even own some of those knives – got myself couple of Fehrmans. But in that range, you pay for the brand and the materials – this is definitely not one of those. Hence why I don’t get the price sticker here.

  • RSG

    Aus 8 for $75? Why? Smh.

  • Edeco

    Alright D2; I like the idea of semi-stainless. D2 is just one pretty old steel, but the concept of putting other properties ahead of corrosion resistance.