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My Dozier is just excellent but I and friends all dumped our Knives Of Alaska.

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An interesting conversation that mirrors my experience. I have custom knifes in pretty much all the new and “premium “ steels, yet, it’s always seemed that my Dozier performs better. I’ve wondered about this.

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I have 4-5 D2s all from different makers, all from different heat treaters. Not surprisingly, they all have different performance characteristics and sharpen differently. There is not a one of them though that I would consider lacking in any way. Can't say though that I have a favorite, either for use, or sharpening. Good steel, good blades, low maintenance. A person could do just fine with D2, and only DS2, for a long time. I do like some other steels more, and for good reason, but D2 ain't too bad.

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Originally Posted by BigDave39355
IMO, hard to be David Winston’s D2.

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I love my #45 in D2. Been my go to knife the past few years. The craftsmanship is top shelf for sure.

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I have to try and get Winston 91 or 92. Not many Winston’s on the secondary market.

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The best I’ve used was from Reese Bose. His D2 tests at R62 and he heat treats in house. It’s a little harder than most and requires diamond to touch up. Strop with diamond paste on a straight piece of hard maple is about all it needs. But a 600 DMT works nicely with a very light touch.

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Anybody have any experience with civivi d2 knives?


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Originally Posted by MadMooner
Anybody have any experience with civivi d2 knives?


Made in Tiawan ? I have some of the Rat R2D2's made in Tiawan and they are ok for rough use everyday carry, They sharpen easy.

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Originally Posted by MadMooner
Anybody have any experience with civivi d2 knives?

Yep. Between [bleep] D2 like Ontario and really good like custom makers.

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3rd down...Elementum D2


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Nice. That’s the one I was looking at. Seems like a good blade for $50.

You like the knife?


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Originally Posted by JB in SC
The best I’ve used was from Reese Bose. His D2 tests at R62 and he heat treats in house. It’s a little harder than most and requires diamond to touch up. Strop with diamond paste on a straight piece of hard maple is about all it needs. But a 600 DMT works nicely with a very light touch.

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Originally Posted by JB in SC
The best I’ve used was from Reese Bose. His D2 tests at R62 and he heat treats in house. It’s a little harder than most and requires diamond to touch up. Strop with diamond paste on a straight piece of hard maple is about all it needs. But a 600 DMT works nicely with a very light touch.

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Beauty!


+1...missed this: awesome!!!


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Originally Posted by MadMooner
Nice. That’s the one I was looking at. Seems like a good blade for $50.

You like the knife?


In all honesty all I can comment on is build quality and function; both excellent.

Sadly, I've not had the time to actually test it.


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