My name is David Beaver and I make knives. My passion for creating started early and has taken me down a variety of paths in it's pursuit. I enjoy being able to express myself through my work and I am thrilled to be able to share my vision through a medium that is functional, tactile and beautiful. I live in Southern California with my lovely wife and two crazy children and am lucky to chase the kids full time and make knives on the side. I've spent the last fifteen years as a cabinetmaker and scenic fabricator, giving me a unique opportunity to work with wood, composites, plastics, fabrics and metals. I began knife making out of curiosity for the craft and quickly became intrigued with the elegant lines of culinary knives. As a family, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen and bringing my craft to that environment seemed a natural fit. I am currently making a variety of knives from Bowies to folders.
All my products are personally designed and individually handcrafted, which takes time but is hugely rewarding in that each piece is unique and no two are ever entirely alike. Knives are made via stock removal from quality stainless, high carbon and tool steel. I use a mixture of natural and synthetic material for handles, with a majority of natural materials being stabilized for maximum durabiity.
My grandfather began woodworking in his retirement, making gifts for the family, many of which I still have. The train that he made me for Christmas now belongs to my son. I started woodworking with his tools and continue to use many of them today. I sincerely hope to be able to share my craft in the same way that he did.