My backlog has now gotten up to 7 years. I am no longer accepting orders until I get caught up. Sincerely, DBF - July 30, 2012
Welcome to D.B. Fraley Knives
My name is Derek Fraley I live in Dixon California with my wife and three children. I work full time as a high voltage cable splicer. I have been making knives part time since 1990 and a voting member of the Knifemakers Guild since 2002.
I enjoy making useful, dependable and sometimes fancy folding and fixed blade knives. My steels of choice are cpms30v and ats-34 heat- treated by Paul Bos I also use commercial Damascus on occasion. Iíve worked with most types of handle materials and find mammoth ivory to be the most beautiful and g-10 to be the most durable. I also enjoy working with titanium from the subdued look of a blast finish to the array of colors from anodizing or a little heat from a torch.
All my fixed blades come with a hand made leather sheath and folders come with a suede pouch. Although I cannot guarantee natural handle materials against shrinkage, cracking or checking I can guarantee workmanship.
I would like to thank my family friends and customers who have helped make the craft of knife making fun and successful for me.
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