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

​Our Hunting, Trail, Survival & Bushcrafting Knives 
​        WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW "MADE-TO-ORDER" REQUESTS
We are transitioning to now only sell finished knives that we can offer for immediate purchase. 
We are no longer accepting orders for knives to be made.
Refer to our "Finished Knives For Sale" page to view knives that are available to purchase.
Available inventory will be limited for 2022 as most of our attention will focused on filling pre-existing orders, but we will try to list additional knives for sale as we're able.
By mid-2023, pre-existing orders should be filled & finished knives will become much more available on a regular basis with new listings being being added monthly.
*Refer to our "Home" page for more details related to our changing business.

The following knives & options shown below are for reference purposes only to assist customers with pre-existing orders in making final decisions.
Once all pre-existing orders are filled we will be eliminating our waiting list & this page will be deleted.
   DAVID R. BECK KNIVES, FINE CUTLERY, SURVIVAL & BUSHCRAFT TOOLS, ALL PROUDLY HAND-CRAFTED IN THE U.S.A.
#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 std. with protective leather
               pouch for safe storage.
               1/8 x 1-1/2 x 4-1/4"  Carry weight = 4 oz.
               Price = $25.00 ea. (with pouch) + 9.20 shipping.  
                            $20.00 ea. (No pouch) + 9.20 shipping
    *For information on our Tracker/WSK knives, see our "WSK KNIVES" page.
Ordering Status:
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#TDSERE6: 6" Trail Dog SERE
​3/16 x 6" differentially hardened & tempered 01 high carbon steel blade w/convex-ground bevels & tapered tang. 11-1/2" OAL.
(Shown w/unpolished blk. linen Micarta handle)
Carry wt. = 20oz.    List Price = $525.00
(*No Longer Available to Order)

*See 2019 July/August issue of 
  KNIVES ILLUSTRATED magazine for cover
  pic & full review by Kevin Estela.

< Black Linen



< Green & Black 
​   Linen
(Older Version) 
(DISCONTINUED)



< Green Linen




< Tan Linen
Available Micarta Handle Choices:
Made std. w/an unpolished finely sanded finish.
TYPE-2 Sheath: (Ambidextrous capable) This sheath upgrade is for those who want the greatest versatility. 
These sheaths start with an ambidextrous blk. molded leather body onto which you add all other components to suit your needs. Upcharge is only for add-on components.
Type-2 Add-on Options
* Mounting holes: Unlined, but finished inside. Also used for lacing bungi cord = No Charge
* Leg tie/lashing/mounting holes (set of two) = No Charge (Add two brass eyelets +$15.00)
* Belt loop assembly: (Specify Right or Left hand orientation) Includes an offset wrap-around mounting panel &
   height-adjustable vertical-carry belt loop w/mil. spec snap fasteners & mounting screws. Remove the belt loop to
   enable frontal cross-draw carry. Finished w/decorative edge stitching. (Requires 3-4 upper mounting holes) = $75.00
* 1" ambidextrous "scout" loops or mounting straps w/decorative stitching & screws = $20.00ea.
* Nylon D-rings (requires addition of scout loops at extra cost for sling-carry) = No Charge
* Full mounting package: Includes all the above for cost savings = $120.00
* 3/8" Kydex ferro rod loop (with screws) = $20.00
*Note: This style sheath w/scout loops enables full-ambidextrous edge up or down horizontal-carry.
*Feel free to contact us & we'd be happy to assist in configuring an arrangement that'll best suit your needs.
<(Left):  Tang Types
(Top)  Distal-tapered tang
(Bottom)  Non-tapered tang
^ Above: Colored Tang Spacers:  Add $10.00
Available colors = White, Black, Red or blue.
(1-color per handle)
(Left): #SS1  Adjustable Shoulder Strap
Made from 8' of 1" 4000 lb. safety-rated Sterling tubular climbers webbing. Fully adjustable w/nylon hardware & easy detachable snap clips. The best way to carry a large 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 & D-rings installed on a sheath to use.  Carry Wt. 5 oz.     Price = $20.00
#CBC425STD:  4-1/4" Classic Bushcraft
5/32 x 4-1/4" differentially hardened/tempered 01 high carbon steel blade, Scandi-ground bevels & tapered tang. 9-3/8" OAL.
(Shown with wet-sanded finish & unpolished blk. linen Micarta handle)
Carry wt. = 14oz.    List Price = $335.00
(*No longer Available to Order) 
The "Saranac" style handle is by far the most comfortable & requested we've ever offered.
We consider the 5" Saranac our absolute best all-around practical survival/bushcrafting knives which is why it is our personal favorite go-to knife when we travel.
Here is a better view showing the difference between the 5" & 4" Saranac knives.
< (Left) BLADE FINISH OPTIONS:
All knives come with your choice of blade finish. 
Select from either a Wet-sanded or Blued.
#SP: Sharpening Stone Pouch
1/2 x 1 x 4" molded leather w/hvy. duty mil-spec snap closure.
Will fit a sharpening stone up to the above dimensions along with enough space for a ferro rod striker.  Requires two mounting straps or mounting panel on a sheath to secure. Comes with removable belt loop for separate carry. Carry wt. 3-1/2 oz.   Price = $85.00
​*We recommend the (#FAP-14-T) 4 x 1 x 3/8-1/2" hard Arkansas pocket stones which can be purchased from purchased from danswhetstone.com
#SC600SERE: 6" Saranac SERE
3/16 x 6" differentially hardened & tempered 01 high carbon steel blade, flat saber-ground bevels & tapered tang. 11-3/8" OAL.
(Shown with wet-sanded finish & unpolished blk. linen Micarta handle)
Carry wt. = 19oz.    List Price = $385.00
5" Saranac knives (3-versions available)
(*These Knives No Longer Available To Order)
(Top) #SC500HD: 5" Saranac Hvy. Duty
3/16 x 5" differentially hardened/tempered 01 high carbon steel blade w/flat saber-ground bevels & tapered tang. 10-1/4" OAL. 
(Shown w/wet-sanded finish & unpolished blk. linen Micarta handle).
Cary wt.= 16oz.    List Price = $365.00 

#SC500STD: 5" Saranac Std. Duty
Looks exactly the same as above, but with a 5/32" thick blade. 
Carry wt. = 14oz. List Price = $345.00

(Bottom) #SC500LTS: 5" Saranac Lite-Scandi
1/8 x 5" differentially hardened/tempered 01 high carbon steel blade, Scandi-ground bevels & non-tapered tang.
Carry wt. = 14oz.    List Price = $330.00
4" Saranac knives (These are the ones to mount "piggyback" on a WSK sheath for a 2-knife set)
(*These Knives Are No Longer Available To order) 
(Top) #SC400HD: 4" Saranac Hvy. Duty
5/32 x 4" differentially hardened/tempered 01 high carbon steel blade w/flat saber-ground bevels & tapered tang. 8-7/8" OAL.
(Shown w/wet-sanded finish & blk. linen Micarta)
Carry wt. = 13oz.    List Price = $325.00

(Not shown) #SC400MD: 4" Saranac Med. Duty
Looks the same as the above w/saber-ground bevels, but w/a 1/8 x 4" blade & non-tapered tang.
Carry wt. 12oz.  List Price = $295.00

(Bottom) #SC400LTS: 4" Saranac Lite-Scandi
1/8 x 4" differentially hardened/tempered 01 high carbon steel blade w/Scndi-ground bevels & non-tapered tang. 8-7/8" OAL.
Carry wt. = 12oz.    List Price = $310.00
 KNIFE & SHEATH OPTIONS:
Click on thumbnails to enlarge.
(Above) "Type-1" Sheath: This version (as shown) comes std. w/every knife. Right hand orientation only.
Sheath upgrades & options listed below.
Click on thumbnails to enlarge.
(Above) Green & Black linen Micarta
               (Current version again available)
Sheath Options
TYPE-1 Sheath: (RIGHT HAND ONLY) This style comes std. with the price of all our knives. Made from blk. molded leather, these sheaths have a fixed belt loop w/widened welting to permit the addition of add-on options. 
To increase versatility, upon request, mounting holes can be added to enable attachment of "scout" loops for horizontal-carry (add D-rings for sling-carry). Add mounting straps to secure other accessories & for attaching a 4" Saranac to a WSK sheath. Mounting screws are durable blackened steel for long wear & strength.
Type-1 Add-on Options 
* Mounting holes: Unlined, but finished inside. Also used for lacing bungi cord = No Charge 
* Leg tie/lashing/mounting holes (set of two) = No Charge (Add brass eyelets +$15.00)
* 1" leather "scout" loops or mounting straps (includes mounting screws) = No Charge
* Nylon D-rings (requires scout loops for sling attachment) = No Charge
*3/8" Kydex ferro rod loop (with screws) = $20.00
* Spare screw sets (one post & screw) = $.50ea.
*Note: If carried horizontally by "scout" loops, the blade edge faces DOWN when worn frontal cross-draw, but the 
            edge faces UP when worn across the small of the back.
*Feel free to contact us & we'd be happy to assist in configuring an arrangement that'll best suit your needs.
(Above) "Type-1" (Left) vs. "Type-2" (Right) sheath examples.
"Basic" configuration shown w/only vertical belt loops included.
"Type-2" sheaths w/full accessory mounting package (D-rings & upper "scout" loops not shown)
(Left = for a 4" knife)    (Middle = 5")  (Right = 6")
< (Left) #FRS: Ferro Rod Striker (Shown next to a Swiss Army Trekker for size comparison.
1/16 x 3/4 x 4" fully hardened 01 tool steel. 1oz. The sides have sharp edges for ferro rod striking & will cast much better sparks than using the knife blade. The edges & flats can be used as an emergency blade edge shaper/burnisher when a more suitable sharpening device is not available. The narrower screw driver tip can be used for adjusting the slotted ends of our older aluminum mounting screws. Guaranteed to cast the best sparks you've ever seen when used with a quality ferro rod. Price = $18.00.
*Note: We don't sell ferro rods, but recommend the Firesteel.com (3/8 x 4) "Armageddon" or Uberleben.co Zunden Pro as the best. The 3/8" LightMyFire Army model is also a good choice.
#SC600SERE: 6" Saranac SERE
3/16 x 6" differentially hardened/tempered 01 high carbon steel blade, flat saber-ground bevels & tapered tang. 11-3/8" OAL.
(Shown with wet-sanded finish & unpolished blk. linen Micarta handle)
Carry weight = 19oz.    List Price = $385.00
(*No Longer Available to Order)
Additional add-on options:
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