From David R. Beck website..."Although best known as the actual designer/maker of the original TRACKER Wilderness Survival Knife (WSK) used by Benicio Del Toro in the 2003 Paramount Pictures film The "HUNTED", our specialty is crafting more traditional knife designs of the golden age of woodcraft & camping to fill the needs of every outdoorsman’s interest & skill level. David R. Beck, owner & sole craftsman, is a life-long student of Indigenous survival-living/woodcraft skills & full-time professional toolmaker. With over 40-years' experience crafting custom knives, & working with Elite military & wilderness experts from around the world, Dave has developed a deep understanding of knife design, ergonomics, materials & manufacturing methods essential for crafting professional-grade tools that will excel in wilderness settings. David R. Beck is a name associated with premium quality knives favored by serious backwoodsmen, & our reputation as a trusted maker of fine heirloom-quality work knives is well known. If you're ready for a knife that'll compliment your growing skill set, or just want to treat yourself to that special knife you've always wanted & deserve, give us a try. We know that once you've tried one of our knives, you'll wonder why you've deprived yourself for so long.
We are a full-time knife manufacturer & first opened our doors in 1991 to address the needs of today's adventurers. David R. Beck personally makes every knife & sheath using only the best US-sourced materials & hands-on craftsmanship. Nothing is outsourced or mass-produced, & every phase of the knife & sheath making process is completed by hand at our workshop. Our knives demonstrate practical features & attention to detail ensuring every knife will exceed your expectations & meet the performance standards required by professional users."
This is David Beck's Model #BK112, The Bush Machete. This knife is "one-of-a-kind". There is no other. It does not have David's maker's mark. It is sterile. The reason is that David originally made this knife with the intention of keeping it and using it himself. David made the knife in August of 2016, and subsequently wound up selling it. Fortunately, after 7 years, it found its way to us, and we are privileged to offer it for sale. The 3/16" thick by 12+" long 5160 carbon steel blade was hand forged and differentially hardened/tempered, with full convex ground bevels, semi-polished finish and vertically tempered tang. The hardwood handle is Bolivian Rosewood with black tang spacers. There are three (3) 5/16" stainless steel Loveless bolt fasteners and a 5/16" stainless steel lined lanyard hole. Includes a right hand black molded leather slip-fit style sheath with removable frog and two (2) lower brass grommets.
The knife is in the same original condition as when David made the knife in 2016. Although there are some very fine sheath marks from insertion and removal, and couple of carbon spots on the spine. They are not immediately visible, so you have to look for them. In addition to the sheath, it will also come with a padded, zipper case. The sheath looks brand new. Also included is a COA from David R. Beck Knifesmith LLC. It details the history of the knife, as well as includes a full description of the material construction. The COA features color photos of the actual knife.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent.
Never used, carried, or sharpened.
- Overall length: 17 1/4"
- Blade length: 12 3/8"
- Handle length: 4 7/8"