McBeth Masonic Knives
There is a Past Master in
Boerne, Texas who is a master craftsman. He is probably the only one you will
find that designs and creates Masonic knives, knives of many different sizes
and styles. His name is Jim McBeth and he is McBeth Knives.
His house is in a sparsely
populated area called “The Hill Country” in Texas, an area steeped in American
Cowboy, Native American and Mexican heritage. McBeth’s office reflects that
heritage with western art and sculpture everywhere. And on the wall is his
membership in The Former Texas Ranger Foundation for the support he has given
The Former Texas Ranger Foundation
But it’s not the office where knives are made.
McBeth has transformed his garage into a large workshop with many heavy pieces
of machinery that he uses to craft his knives. It is a labor of love for
McBeth. He insists that only the finest, high-grade materials be used for his
He makes his own knife pins
making sure that there is a design inside them. He uses pins” with “Mosaic”
patterns when possible. The material used for these pins include rods of
Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel and Aluminum. McBeth often arranges the various
sizes of these rods in patterns to create a ‘mosaic’ for each particular
McBeth only works with the
highest quality steel knife blanks, ordering only high grade 440c stainless
steel “blanks”. Damascus patterns include Ladder, Raindrop, Twist,
Herringbone just to name a few. The “blanks” that he uses are made from
multiple bars of 1095 Carbon steel and multiple bars of high Nickel 15N20
steel creating between 175 and 250 layers in whatever pattern the “maker”
The handles are crafted from
various types of exotic woods. Some of these “Exotics” include Cocobolo
Scottish Rite Knife
Rosewood, Zebrawood, Canarywood,
Red Heart, Bocote, Leopardwood, Amboyna, Rosewood Burl, just to name a few.
You can have a Masonic Emblem embedded in the Handle.
McBeth takes scrupulous steps,
as you can see in the video, in the sanding and buffing process. Each knife
must meet his high standard of appearance, quality, and use.
And let’s not forget about the
sheath. A High-quality leather sheath, hand-crafted and hand-tooled by
professional leather workers here in the U.S., comes with each knife and a
Concho of your choice, Masonic or otherwise, is added if you wish.
Damascus Steel Masonic Knives
A McBeth knife is one of a kind.
You won’t find anything like it in stores or flea markets. It makes a
wonderful display item as well as a working tool. Many McBeth knives are
purchased for gifts and if you need a further custom touch to a gift, McBeth
will take that additional step needed to see that your gift is extra special.
In a request for a gift for Past Grand Master Jerry Martin of the Grand Lodge
of Texas, he made a special carrying case which uniquely displayed the gifted
knife and sheath.
Grand Master Gift
Watch Jim McBeth make one of his signature knives:
Part one: https://youtu.be/D2iBq9pPM0E
Part two: https://youtu.be/fZE8caCIzCM
Part three: https://youtu.be/Oa9Y4h1TNRg
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place your own custom order click here: