DFCustom

Handmade Knives

Rochester, New York · 90 Sales

DFCustom

Handmade Knives

Rochester, New York 90 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(30)

Shop owner

Dan Freda

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Announcement   DF Custom designs and builds handmade, custom knives in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Choose from our selection of well-crafted blades, or contact us to have a custom piece made to suit any hunting, military, camping, survival, EDC, or bushcraft need.

UPDATE: I've recently finished building my new shop, and I'm back to making knives. Contact me for custom work, thanks!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2016

DF Custom designs and builds handmade, custom knives in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Choose from our selection of well-crafted blades, or contact us to have a custom piece made to suit any hunting, military, camping, survival, EDC, or bushcraft need.

UPDATE: I've recently finished building my new shop, and I'm back to making knives. Contact me for custom work, thanks!

Dan Freda

Contact shop owner

Dan Freda

Falcon - a Hunting Knife by DF Custom
$270.00
Shadow: a Custom Knife
$275.00
Shadow: a Custom Knife
$275.00
Grunt: a Handmade Survival Knife by DF Custom
$265.00
Tracker: a Handmade Survival Knife by DF Custom
$300.00
Falcon: a Custom Survival Knife by DF Custom
$270.00
Neck Knife - a Handmade Knife by DF Custom
$240.00
Falcon: a Fixed Blade Hunting Knife
$275.00
Grunt: a Custom Fixed Blade Survival Knife
$265.00
Rogue - a Handmade Dagger by DF Custom
$315.00
Kilo: a Custom Fixed Blade Survival Knife
$285.00
Grunt (Paracord): a Custom Survival Knife
$225.00
Shepherd: a Custom Fixed Blade EDC Knife
$265.00
Marine Tanto: a Custom Knife
$250.00
Kilo Elite: a Custom Fixed Blade Survival Knife
$200.00
Viking: a Custom Fixed Blade Saex
$310.00
Shadow: a Custom Fixed Blade Knife
$275.00
The Eagle: a Custom Fixed Blade Survival Knife
$310.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(30)
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith on Dec 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Over the years and the many knifes I have accumulated this one is my absolute favorite! The craftsmanship in every aspect is perfect. I've never had a knife that felt like home in my hand... this one does and is RAZOR sharp! To anyone thinking about purchasing one of DF customs knife DO IT! You will not be disappointed! 10 Stars in my book!

Joel Cutler

Joel Cutler on Dec 7, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Great work, would of preferred a replica but all the same excellent knife

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About

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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  • Dan Freda

    Owner, Maker, Knife Designer And Builder

    Husband, father, insurance guy, and knife maker. I've always loved working with my hands, and a lifestyle of exploration and creation has led me to this... I love making knives.

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