Designed by Bob Dozier and produced in collaboration with Ka-Bar, the Ka-Bar Bull Dozier knife shows the forty years of knife-making experience Mr. Dozier has acquired. The Bull Dozier could work as a combat knife, hunting knife, or survival knife — strong enough for any rough task and refined enough for details.
This full tang, clip point knife keeps much of the weight forward for a good balance between cutting edge and handle grip. The dark, powder-coated, 6-1/2-inch-long blade is slightly hollow-ground for easy sharpening, but the edge has a strong 20-degree bevel that holds up to more than light cutting. Owners might choose to lessen that over time, but the heavier edge can be an advantage. The Bull Dozier’s handle slabs of Zytel with textured Kraton inserts fasten to the tang with precision screws, with the advantages of a high tech folder’s grip but without the underlying weaknesses. Easy to hang onto in any weather, the Bull Dozier’s grip includes a shaped Zytel bolster and pronounced finger choil.
Twelve-and-a-half inches overall, the 13.6-ounce Dozier is heavy, but this is weight put to good use. The knife is AUS 8 high carbon stainless steel hardened to between Rockwell 57 and 59. It will hold a razor edge and hold up to hard use. The Bull Dozier is manufactured in Taiwan but fully backed by Ka-Bar’s high standards and excellent warranty. The knife comes with a Zytel sheath engineered to mount on either hip via a reversible belt fixture. This sheath fits tight, holding the knife in place with friction, and requires some breaking-in before it works properly.