Most people think you can’t get a reliable and high performing EDC without selling a kidney on the black market. The Badass Knife of the Week proves otherwise.

The KA-BAR Folding Dozier is a hard-working budget folder from one of the great knifemaking minds of the last few decades.

Bob Dozier has made thousands of knives over his career and nearly left knifemaking after feeling burned out. But he eventually returned to the craft with a new philosophy: making basic hunting knives using high-quality materials at reasonable prices for those who will actually use them.

That philosphy manifests itself in the Folding Dozier from KA-BAR. This folding hunter features a 3-inch blade made from AUS 8 stainless steel and utilizes Dozier’s award-winning lockback design.

Here’s a good video overview from SpartanJohns:

The knife in the main image features an oval notch for easy one-handed opening and a clip point blade. But it also comes in a drop point blade design with thumb studs.

The handles on the Folding Dozier are practical and durable. Made from Zytel, the handles maintain their grippiness in all types of weather conditions without cracking in harsh environments. They come in different colors too.

Rounding out the knife is a functional pocket clip and a lanyard hole for extra security. For a reliable, no-frills folder that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, the Folding Dozier is a safe bet.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the KA-BAR Folding Dozier.