David R. Beck, Knifesmith LLC
Call Us: +1-610-670-5319
"Fine Cutlery for the Adventurer"  

​Our Hunting, Trail, Survival & Bushcrafting Knives 
​    Due to high demand & our methods of manufacture, all knives listed on this page are made-to-order & typically not available for immediate purchase. Any in-stock knives will be listed on our "Finished Knives For Sale" page as they become available. 

    To eliminate the long waiting list many have experienced in the past, we are limiting the number of orders we accept per year. Once our waiting list schedule is full, we will stop taking orders until we are able to complete new orders within a reasonable time frame. The "Ordering Status" block below will provide updates regarding waiting list changes.

​Refer to our "Home" page for details on how we craft our knives, & our "Order Information " page to know how to best place an order & other important details regarding the order process.

                       *For information regarding our WSK knives, please refer to our "WSK Knives" page for more details.
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   DAVID R. BECK KNIVES, FINE CUTLERY, SURVIVAL & BUSHCRAFT TOOLS, ALL PROUDLY HAND-CRAFTED IN THE U.S.A.
    All knives listed below come std. with a "Field-gray" blade finish, your choice of Micarta handle scales, & a right hand blk. molded leather sheath in "Basic" configuration. Other available options are listed at the bottom of the page. 

DIMENSIONS: Blade thickness = Measured at the thickest cross-section of blade. 
                           Blade length = Measured from  the shoulder plunge line nearest the handle to the point.
                           OAL (Overall Length) = Distance from the butt to point. 
                           Carry Weight = Includes knife w/sheath. Actual weight will vary with the handle material selected.
#BK027  HIDESCRAPER:  Fasten to the end of a short stick by
               screws or lashing. Used for "dry-scraping" a hide prior
               to brain-tanning. 
               Also useful for scraping out coal-burned wooden bowls &
               spoons or as an emergency ulu knife. Some have even
               used these as an improvised hatchet.
               Blade-only (handle & screws shown not included). 
               Made from differentially hardened/tempered 01 tool steel,
               beveled on top side only, fully sharpened & ready for use.  
               Comes with protective leather pouch for safe storage.
               1/8 x 1-1/2 x 4-1/4"  Carry weight = 4 oz.
               Price: = $25.00 + 7.20 shipping (for up to 12 scrapers).  


    *For information on our Tracker/WSK knives, see our "WSK KNIVES" page.
 We are presently taking orders for all knives on this page. 
Ordering Status:
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#TDSERE6: 6" Trail Dog SERE
​3/16 x 6" blade. 11-1/2" OAL.
Differentially hardened & tempered w/convex-ground bevels for an extra tough blade. Tapered tang & handle design for positive grip.
Carry wt. = 20oz.    List Price = $525.00

The TD "SERE6" is the knife for the professional Operator, Search & Rescue, or serious survivalist who must have the best. 
Nothing was held back when making this one. It's our "top-of -the-line" combat/survival knife, & the finest we've ever offered.
If one of our Tracker/WSK knives isn't your style, give this one a serious look.
​< Left: 
Our "Basic" sheath design that comes std. with all our knives.
Right hand black leather only.

*See below for more available sheath options.
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Available Options


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< Tan Linen
Micarta Handle Samples
Micarta handle Samples


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< Antique Ivory
Sheath Options:

< (Far Left): 
Ferro Rod Loop (3/8 x 1-1/2") = Add $20.00
                             Will fit most ferro rods that are at least 2" long & no
                             larger than 3/8" in diameter. Fits the LightMyFire
                             "Swiss Army Model" perfectly. 
Lower leg tie/lashing holes w/brass eyelets = Add $15.00
                             (*Unlined holes are no extra charge.)

< (Middle & Right): 
Removable "Scout" Loops (front & rear views) two mounting holes required. For frontal cross-draw & horizontal behind-the-back carry. The new loop attachment design enables easier belt insertion & wider belt use. No Extra Charge for "scout" loops.
Sheath Options:  (Shown w/5-1/2" Trail Dog Knife)

Full-series or vertical mounting holes = No Charge

Ferro Rod Loop (3/8 x 1-1/2") = Add $20.00

Lower leg tie/lashing holes w/brass eyelets = Add $15.00
 *Note: Mounting holes are used for attaching additional  
 components onto a sheath by means of "mounting" 
 straps or panels w/blackened aluminum Chicago (binder) screws. You can also lace 550 or bungi cord through the holes to secure odd-shaped gear.
Above:  Tang Types
(Top)  Distal-tapered tang
(Bottom)  Non-tapered tang
< Left: Colored Tang Spacers:  Add $10.00

Available colors = White, Black or Red (1-color per handle)
(*NOTE: Blue no longer available)
(Above): #SS1  Adjustable Shoulder Strap
Made from 8' of 1" 4000 lb. safety-rated Sterling tubular climbers webbing. Fully adjustable w/nylon hardware, D-rings & easy detachable snap clips. The best way to carry a knife while running or for easy removal. Disassemble & use the strap by itself as an emergency climbing aid or load-bearing strap. *Hardware not safety rated & must be removed prior to load-bearing use. Requires "Scout" loops installed on a sheath to use.  Price = $20.00
(Top) #TD550:  5-1/2" Trail Dog
For those who don't need to go all-out with a "SERE6", this would be our next pic. It's tough, & w/solid performance you can depend on. A top "survival" knife choice. 
5/32 x 5-1/2" Blade. 10-3/4" OAL.
Flat saber-ground bevels & tapered tang.
Carry wt. = 18oz.    List Price = $445.00

(Bottom) #TD475:  4-3/4" Trail Dog
A scaled-down version of our "TD550" is perfect for bushcraft/survival use.
5/32 x 4-3/4" blade. 9-7/8" OAL. 
Flat saber-ground bevels & tapered tang.
Carry wt. = 15oz.    List Price = $415.00
(Top) #FRG500:  5" Forager
5/32 x 5" blade. 10-1/8" OAL.
Flat saber-ground bevels & tapered tang.
Carry wt. = 16oz.    List Price = $ 385.00

(Middle) #CMPS475:  4-3/4" Compass
5/32 x 4-3/4" blade. 10" OAL.
Modified scandi-ground bevels w/micro-honed primary edge & Tapered tang.
Carry wt. = 15oz.    List Price = $375.00 

(Bottom) #CBC475:  4-3/4" Classic Bushcraft
1/8 x 4-3/4" blade. 9-7/8" OAL.
Modified scandi-ground bevels w/micro-honed primary edge & non-tapered tang.
Carry wt. = 14oz.    List Price = $335.00
(Top) #SC475:  4-3/4" Saranac
5/32 x 4-3/4" blade. 9-3/4" OAL.
Flat saber-ground bevels & tapered tang.
Cary wt. = 15oz.    List Price = $345.00


(Bottom) #SC400: 4" Saranac
*This is our new "companion" knife for those wanting to add a smaller knife to a WSK for a 2-knife set to handle every task.
1/8 x 4" blade. 8-3/4" OAL.
Flat saber-ground bevels & non-tapered tang.
Carry wt. = 12oz.    List Price =- $315.00
*Note: The aluminum Chicago screws we use are very strong, but care must be applied to prevent wear during assembly & disassembly of add-on components. We offer free replacements should any become lost or damaged. 
^ (Pics Above): Click on thumbnails above to enlarge. 
#MP: Mounting Platform:
          This one-piece wrap-around design is an alternate option to using multiple mounting straps. The benefit is
          that it produces a mounting surface which can be customized by the user to add slots or holes wherever one
          needs for attaching pouches & other gear. The large flat surface also enables a small pouch to be sewn on or
          a removable one attached by Chicago (binder) screws. 
          (*We will be offering improved pouch designs at a later time as they become available). 
          The design, enables you to have everything you need on a single platform rather than using multiple mounting
          straps for easier removal, but the downside is a lot more time is required to fabricate these.
          The panel has integral "scout" loops for frontal cross-draw, or behind-the-back carry & will accept optional 
          D-rings for sling attachment (shown above). It is also compatible with our fixed ferro rod loop as shown.
          For best results, we recommend adding of a full-series of vertical mounting holes on the sheath.
          *Available only for #FGR500, #TD550 & TDSERE6 knife sheaths. Adds 3oz. to sheath.  Price = $60.00
#MMP: Modular Mounting Platform
Panel mounted on a #TDSERE6 sheath. Shown w/full-series of mounting holes, optional removable D-rings & ferro rod loop.
Panel mounted on a #TDSERE6 sheath. Shown w/full-series of mounting holes, optional removable D-rings & ferro rod loop.
Panel mounted on a #TDSERE6 sheath. Shown w/full-series of mounting holes, optional removable D-rings & ferro rod loop.
Panel mounted on a #TDSERE6 sheath. Shown w/full-series of mounting holes, optional removable D-rings & ferro rod loop.