Came in a couple of days ago :
I did buy a Mini Dozier AUS8 quite some time ago and was very disappointed with the edge retention !
Been wanting a D2 Dozier for for several years .
A) Sellers did not ship to Oz
B) THose who did , never had a knife to sell ( out of stock )
C) In Oz , only the AUS8 was available
D) Situation seems to be improving
E) I would not recommend the AUS8 as mine was --- Disappointing .
So here we are several years later than I would have liked .
You can buy a Dozier AUS8 from around $55 in OZ and the D2 variant for around $74 according to FeeBay .
I paid less than $60 AU for my import ( About the same money as the AUS8 version )
In the USA the Dozier is pretty much a budget entry knife .
I like the way the Dozier fits in the hand and I have nothing against lock backs .
I don't need to own flippers , .... It's just how things are , want D2 ? , you probably have to buy a flipper .
So years in the making , will the D2 Dozier meet expectations ?
So far I like it .
Locks up tight , is tight / no play . ( Walk N talk is excellent )
All that's left is to cut some rope to see where the blade steel is at .
Factory edge slices paper just fine .
So I will slice rope ASAP with the factory edge .
P&S , the spine of the blade is rounded .. So won't damage your ferrite rod ..