John Roy Small Fixed Blade

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  1. Pict

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    This knife was given to me for Christmas by a friend. He picked it up at a show and unfortunately couldn't tell me much about it.

    I have never heard of this maker and can't give any specs on the knife. I'm hoping someone here will know something about John Roy.

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    How to describe this knife? Its sort of a mini-nessmuk tactical skinner, maybe. It feels good in the hand. It seems like it would make a great deer knife.

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    It is a small knife, but built very solid with canvas micarta scales and full tang handle.

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    The sheath is kydex and has a molded clip at the top that clips onto a pocket very well.

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    I don't normally EDC a fixed blade but this one may change that.

    If anyone has any info on John Roy knives I'd appreciate it. I tried looking him up on the net and found a few mentions but it seems his site is down.

    Mac

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    Cant help ya, but good looking knife.
     
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    There an Arizona knifemaker by that name, nice looking knife
     
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    Can't offer any advice on the blade but it is pretty nice looking, reminds me of my small fixed blade I edc. Here is a pic of mine. Very similar looking, your's is a bit longer though. Bad weather so they are crappy pictures.

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    Back on topic now, sorry for the slight de-rail.

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    Your friend has a good eye for blades. I need some friends like that!

    Have you climatized to your environment yet?
     
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    Mac, You might want to ask Barry Dawson (knifemaker and has a website) and he can give you the specifics, I believe. Seems to me they might be related (I have some Dawson knives).
     
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    I don't know John Roy, but that is one sweet little knife. I need friends like you have.

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    Beautiful blade. Sorry I cant help.
     
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    I think you will find an uncanny resemblance in knives made by Barry Dawson (dad), Lynn Dawson (daughter), Dennis cook (husband of Lynn) and John Roy, for a very good reason. I have seen the four, together, at a couple of knife shows in the past. I don't remember how John Roy is related (perhaps he married a Dawson daughter?) but, obviously his knife making influences are tied in with Barry's...as are the other three. I would give Barry a shout and he should be able to point you in the right direction for specific information on that knife. :)
     
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    John Roy is his son inlaw. I have owned one of his knives I think it was ATS-34 steel he's out of Prescott, AZ,
     
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    That's funny, my friend said he thought the table was being manned by a whole family of knifemakers, sounds like them. I'll check out Barry Dawson. I had managed to find out John Roy is in Arizona.
     
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    John Roy, Barry and his daughter Cindy (I believe) all make knives to Barry's standards, and I believe all live in the Prescott area of AZ and work together.

    I've had a John Roy 'Trapper' and I now own a Barry Dawson model #100 fighting knife, both are the what you would expect from a custom / highend knife maker. I've even had the pleasure of meeting and talking to John Roy at several gun shows in Tucson....nice guy...and great knives!!

    You have a fine knife there, I'd keep your friend close, he obviously thinks a lot of you. :dblthumb:
     
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    Very nice knife - great gift! The pocket setup is pretty cool. I imagine it can't be much more heavy or bulky than the folder I've been carrying these days and a fixed blade is nice to have on hand :)
     

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