Making knives, one at a time.

For thousands of years the knife has been one of mankind's most important tools, and many of us still use one every single day. Whether you're a member of the military, hunter, outdoor enthusiast, hobbyist, landowner, carpenter, or collector, you need a good knife on your side.

All DF Custom knives are made by hand, by me, at my rural home in upstate New York. Every step of the knife-making process is done manually: design, grinding, shaping, sharpening, and sheathing. No two of my knives are exactly the same, and each one is truly a labor of love.

Over the years, I've embraced craftsmanship as creative outlet and a way to constantly challenge myself to grow. I made my first knife as a birthday present to myself in the summer of 2013 and had a blast doing it. My first thought as I stared at the finished product was, "I want to do that again, but better." Hundreds of knives later, I am indeed better, but still striving to improve.

I'm honored every time someone chooses to purchase one of my knives. Whether it's a hunter using it to harvest food for their family or the military personnel serving around the world to keep us safe, I'm very thankful to be part of your world in a small way.

PS. I offer a discount for active and retired military personnel, and first-responders (police, firefighters, EMS). I appreciate what you do and this is a small way I can say thank you.

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