DFCustom

Handmade Knives by Dan Freda

Rochester, New York · 106 Sales

DFCustom

Handmade Knives by Dan Freda

Rochester, New York 106 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(34)

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Dan Freda

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Announcement   I design and build blades at my home in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. You can choose from my selection of Finished Knives, or look through my various Custom Options to have a knife made. Whether you use a knife for hunting, military work, camping, survival, EDC, or bushcraft, you can find your next blade here at DF Custom.

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Last updated on Jun 21, 2017

I design and build blades at my home in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. You can choose from my selection of Finished Knives, or look through my various Custom Options to have a knife made. Whether you use a knife for hunting, military work, camping, survival, EDC, or bushcraft, you can find your next blade here at DF Custom.

Dan Freda

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Dan Freda

Grunt EOD: a Survival Knife
Grunt EOD: a Survival Knife
$225.00
Blackhawk - A Military Knife by DF Custom
Blackhawk - A Military Knife by DF Custom
$250.00
Karambit - a Handmade Knife by DF Custom
Karambit - a Handmade Knife by DF Custom
$285.00
Camp Knife - a Handmade Knife by DF Custom
Camp Knife - a Handmade Knife by DF Custom
$295.00
Grunt - a Handmade Hunting Knife by DF Custom
Grunt - a Handmade Hunting Knife by DF Custom
$265.00
Army Tanto - a Military Knife
Army Tanto - a Military Knife
$265.00
Falcon - a Hunting Knife by DF Custom
Falcon - a Hunting Knife by DF Custom
$270.00
Shadow: a Custom Knife
Shadow: a Custom Knife
$275.00
Shadow: a Custom Knife
Shadow: a Custom Knife
$275.00
Tracker: an Outdoorsman's Knife
Tracker: an Outdoorsman's Knife
$300.00
Falcon: a Custom Survival Knife by DF Custom
Falcon: a Custom Survival Knife by DF Custom
$270.00
Neck Knife - a Handmade Knife by DF Custom
Neck Knife - a Handmade Knife by DF Custom
$180.00
Grunt: a Military Knife
Grunt: a Military Knife
$265.00
Rogue - a Handmade Dagger by DF Custom
Rogue - a Handmade Dagger by DF Custom
$315.00
Marine Tanto: a Military Knife
Marine Tanto: a Military Knife
$275.00
Kilo Elite: a Survival Knife
Kilo Elite: a Survival Knife
$280.00
Kilo Elite: a Custom Fixed Blade Survival Knife
Kilo Elite: a Custom Fixed Blade Survival Knife
$280.00
Kilo Elite: a Custom Fixed Blade Survival Knife
Kilo Elite: a Custom Fixed Blade Survival Knife
$200.00
Viking: a Saex
Viking: a Saex
$310.00
Wilderness 5: a Hunting Knife
Wilderness 5: a Hunting Knife
$270.00
Jackstraw: a Hunting Knife
Jackstraw: a Hunting Knife
$250.00
Whitetail Skinner: a Hunting Knife
Whitetail Skinner: a Hunting Knife
$265.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(34)
Kenny Pender

Kenny Pender on Jun 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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I'm happy with this knife. It fits in its sheath snug & comfortably. This is probably the sharpest knife I've ever had, I actually cut myself just checking the edge because I didn't expect it to be so sharp. As I expected, it's very quality overall.

BJ Lindsey

BJ Lindsey on May 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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BJ Lindsey

BJ Lindsey on May 16, 2017

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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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