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#124644 - 02/25/15 02:31 PM Bret Dowell Knives *
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I carry this knife frequently.....natural linen micarta/swayback. Thin and light....disappears in my pocket. Have another on order-hoping for a multi blade with coffin shape handle. Big fan of this maker.


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#124649 - 02/25/15 04:25 PM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Doug74]
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Nice one Doug. I love swaybacks and carry one every day.
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#124651 - 02/25/15 06:10 PM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Doug74]
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Doug

I am a BIG fan of Bret's knives. He has been making me a knife a year for the past few years. Still working on this years knife design.

1st pic, last years knife.
2nd pic, 2 years ago knife.
3rd pic, perhaps my favorite
4th pic, family pic

I don't have a pic of my EDC!!!


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#124652 - 02/25/15 07:28 PM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Doug74]
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Thanks Steve.

Rod, that's one helluva collection....nice!
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#124781 - 03/03/15 10:36 AM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Doug74]
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Very nice Dowells, Doug and Rod! I only have one but I love it smile

3-5/8 A2 Steel "Barbwire" Micarta Hogneck Trapper


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#124788 - 03/03/15 11:41 AM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Litch]
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Peter,

I LIKE that micarta. It's different and unusual.
Was the knife supplied with the blade looking like it does, or has continued use helped it develop the patina look it has to it?
Very nice !!
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#124797 - 03/03/15 04:59 PM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Michael_Mason]
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Michael, the blade is made of A2 (like Chris Reeve's OPR). I like it a lot because it gets super sharp but it would rust extremely fast so Bret had etched it. It was more of a uniform grey when I got it - the rest is "everyday use" smile
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#128046 - 05/18/15 06:37 AM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Litch]
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Here is another from Bret smile





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#128055 - 05/18/15 10:47 AM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Litch]
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Peter

Great looking knife. I assume because it was/is a prototype (0 Marking) you got it from someone other than Bret.

Hope you like it, if you don't you have my email address, ha ha.
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#196402 - 11/18/21 04:53 PM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: rodbrown]
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I continue to buy Bret Dowell knives, both from Bret and after market. I honestly think (not that I have a PhD in folding knives) he makes a great knife for the price.
Here is an updated photo of my collection:


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#196408 - 11/19/21 06:14 AM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: rodbrown]
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NICE !!!
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#196879 - 12/28/21 05:19 AM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: coachblalock]
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Congratulations, Rod. This is an outstanding collection. cool
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#196881 - 12/28/21 08:51 AM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: Litch]
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Peter
Thank you. Yeah I am kind of hooked on Bret痴 knives. I have been trying to pry one of his personal knives from him, without success.
I started carrying one of his Sowbelly trappers about a month ago and really like it. If you ever have a Dowell you want to move, give me a shout.
Happy New Year

Rod
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#196884 - 12/28/21 11:35 AM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: rodbrown]
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Arizona Knives had one for sale last week, still a little rich for me, but a nice stag handle.

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#196886 - 12/28/21 12:30 PM Re: Bret Dowell Knives [Re: pappy19]
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Pap

Thank you for the heads up. I had seen the knife on their website. And you are correct, IMO, a bit pricey.
I have bought from them once before. It too was a pricey knife, albeit a bit unique in that the blade was hand rubbed. At that time, Bret had not done many hand rubbed blades.
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