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Just wanted to share a pic of my three Bret Dowell custom knives. Our late friend Roy Finn introduced me to Dowell's knives and since then, I've become a huge fan of his work. Roy loved custom knives and had a tremendous collection any knife collector would envy. Bret Dowell and Rick Menefee were his two favorite knife makers.

From L to R... the first drop point knife with the carbon fiber scales, serrations, and Corby bolts is from an original OT group buy Roy organized. This knife feels sublime in my hand, with its nicely contoured handle, finger groove and serrations. Not seen in the pic, but this knife also has thin red liners that really look great contrasted against the CF and steel of the tang. The second, longer knife with brown micarta scales, mosaic pins, and tooled leather sheath was once owned by Roy. He sold it to me shortly before his death to fund a very nice Dowell fixed blade hunter with Damasteel blade. This knife has extra significance to me not only because it was Roy's, but because Roy had design input into its final form. This knife also features a tapered tang and red liners, not seen in the photo. Finally, the knife on the right is one I recently bought as part of an OT Group Buy in honor of Roy. This one has mesquite burl scales, mosaic pins, serrations, and (also not seen in photo) tapered tang with black liners. I know Roy would have approved. The sheaths of all three were made by Larry Parsons, and all three have CPM154 blades.

I will always cherish these knives for their beauty and fine craftsmanship, but moreover, each for their connection to my friend Roy. I miss you, buddy.


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Great looking knives. 
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Outstanding !!!
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Nice write-up Ted.  Beautiful knives.   Glad I was able to sneak in at the last minute and get one of the Roy Finn commemoratives.
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Nice knives Ted. I really like the blade profile on the first one and the mesquite burl on the last.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Nice knives Ted. I really like the blade profile on the first one and the mesquite burl on the last.

Me too. 
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I had a brief scare on Thursday. Went to lunch with one of my partner's father, and we went to a Pho restaurant in E. Ft. Worth.  I got back to the office, and my Brett Dowell that had been in my pocket was missing!  Fortunately, it fell out of my back pocket in the car I was in, so I waded through the Vet's day parade yesterday and retrieved it.  Whew!
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Ted, can you give me contact information on the knife maker?  I sure do miss Roy's input on the forum.  Thanks, David
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Bret Dowell of Canton, OK. His email address is brdajd@pldi.net.

http://m.dowellknives.com
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Ted, thanks for the information.  I'll send him and email.

David
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