* All "BECK" knives are entirely MADE IN THE USA here at our shop.
* The Blade:
Our blades are crafted exclusively from 01 high carbon tool steel w/flat-ground bevels & are selectively hardened & tempered for a tough cutting edge & soft back.
Our special heat treatment follows the curvature of the edge rather than treating the entire blade. This combination of top-notch knife steel, well executed design, and
skillfully-applied heat treatment creates the perfect balance between materials & application to achieve superior performance in strength & improved edge retention
while exhibiting an ease of sharpening in the field.
Our blades are also designed to be very resilient for an increased level of safety. The selective tempering we use allows our blades to have some "give", demonstrate
greater shock absorbence, & better withstand a higher level of stress that would more easily damage other knives. This is a very important feature for combat-use knives,
or in the event situational need demands a blade that will better tolorate the upper limits of its intended use. While Our knives are certainly not indestructable, it's nice to
know that the extra measures we invest into our blades to deliver the most they can, also help provide a safer product for our customers.
Varying by model & design, the hardened area on the spine of our blades start at the point & typically extends about 1/4-1/3rd back towards the handle. We leave sharp
90 degree edges within this temper zone on the spine so it can be used to cast a splendid shower of sparks from a ferro rod. The remainder of the spine being soft & not
as efficient for sparking, is deburred so not to be abrasive on the thumb when bearing down for aggressive carving.
Most of our knives are made std. with a tapered tang to lessen carry weight & establish better balance for improved handling & control without sacrificing strength.
Unless noted in a knife's description, all are full tangs, meaning that the tang runs the full length of the handle & is visible all the way around for increased handle support.
All our blades are hand-honed to a razor's edge on a whetstone prior to shipment so your new knife is ready for the field the day it arrives.
* The Blade Finish:
All our knives come std. with a fine wet-sanded satin finish which is not only very pleasing to the eye, but eases maintenance in the event you want to remove any
staining or rust spots that may develop on the blade during use.
With our std. satin finish, the temper line created by our selective heat treat process may not be readily visible on our knives when new. But after some use & contact with
plant & animal fats, oils & acids, a nice patina will develop with the temper line becomming much more distinct as the blade "ages".
* The Handle:
All handles are permanently secured with epoxy & Loveless bolts & are guaranteed never to loosen. Each is ergonomically contoured to better fit the natural shape of the
hand for an incredibly comfortable feel & positive grip. We offer a wide variety of handle materials to select from with Micarta being the best for all environments &
conditions. Natural hardwoods receive a lengthy oil/wax finish for added protection & to expose the deepest beauty of the material. Dymondwood comes polished, while
Micarta, can either be requested polished, or unpolished (finely sanded) for a more subdued appearance w/a slightly less slippery feel.
Unless otherwise requested, brass-lined lanyard holes are std. for all our knives & will accommodate a "550" cord.
* The Sheath:
Our std. sheaths are hand-crafted from heavy black bridal leather, wet-molded for a glove-like fit, double-stitched & complimented with a special oil/wax finish for greater
wear resistance & long-lasting protection of our knives. All are fitted with a generous belt loop & are designed to be worn in a vertical, side-carry position. Sheaths can
be requested in either right or left hand orientation.
* Options & Services:
Many additional options & services are available to customize our knives to fit your special needs & desires.
Refer to our "Options & Services" page for more details. This page also contains info on upcomming products & the latest news from David R. Beck Knifesmith LLC.
* Customer Service:
Excellent before & after-sale customer service with personal attention to all emails & phone calls by David R. Beck himself.
* A Limited Lifetime Warranty comes with all our new knives.
* Information on knife care, maintenance, use & safety is included with every order & for your safety, should be ready in full prior to handling your new knife.
REVIEW OUR OTHER PAGES TO EXAMINE ALL THE CURRENT KNIFE MODELS WE OFFER ALONG WITH AVAILABLE OPTIONS.