Friday 25 Apr 2014
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Are you inspired to make your own knife?

We are very proud of our hands-on knife-making workshops. During these workshops we will guide you to enable you to make the knife of your dreams. We will supply you with the materials that you will need to make your own knife as well as a step-by-step manual. The workshop teaches you the basic techniques of knife-making. Once you have mastered these techniques you will be able to progress on to the more complicated knife-making skills. When you have completed the workshop you will be the proud owner of a handmade knife, etched with your name on the blade.

Learn from the Award-winning experts.

We also offer a comprehensive support-and-supply service to get you started in knife making.

Courses available

We offer the following knife-making courses:

Basic fixed blade course:

  • No prior knife making experience is required
  • This course covers basic design, materials, supplier lists, mark-out and cutting, tang preparation (tapering), hollow grinding, fitting of bolsters, fitting of handle materials, mirror finishing, etching of name and an overview on basic leather sheath making.
  • Includes extensive hollow grinding exercises
  • A comprehensive training manual is included
  • You take the fixed blade knife you made, home with you - estimated value R760.00
  • Price - R 1700.00 incl. VAT


Basic folder course (Slip-back):

  • No prior knife making experience is required
  • Covers basic design, materials, supplier list, mark-out and cutting, hollow grinding, soldering and fitting of bolsters, final fitting and riviting, mirror finishing, fitting of handle materials, etching of name, lubricating and caring.
  • Includes extensive hollow grinding exercises
  • A comprehensive training manual is included
  • You take the folding knife you made, home with you - estimated value R500.00
  • Price - R 1700.00 incl. VAT


Liner-lock folder course:

  • For this course you need to have completed one of the above mentioned courses.
  • You also have to be competent in hollow grinding.
  • Covers basic design, formulas, materials, supplier list, mark-out and cutting, mirror finishing, bolsters, handles, final fitting, etching, lubricating and caring
  • A comprehensive training manual is included
  • You take the knife you made, home with you - estimated value R860.00
  • Price - R 2500.00 incl. VAT

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Course dates

The following dates in 2014 are available for the various knife makers’ courses:

 Start DateEnd DateTimeDuration
03 Jan04 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
10 Jan11 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
17 Jan18 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
24 Jan25 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
31 Jan01 Feb07h00 - 17h002 days
07 Feb08 Feb07h00 - 17h002 days
14 Feb15 Feb07h00 - 17h002 days
21 Feb22 Feb07h00 - 17h002 days
28 Feb01 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
07 Mar08 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
14 Mar15 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
21 Mar22 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
28 Mar29 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
04 Apr05 Apr07h00 - 17h002 days
11 Apr12 Apr07h00 - 17h002 days
18 Apr19 Apr07h00 - 17h002 days
25 Apr26 Apr07h00 - 17h002 days
02 May03 May07h00 - 17h002 days
09 May10 May07h00 - 17h002 days
16 May17 May07h00 - 17h002 days
23 May24 May07h00 - 17h002 days
30 May31 May07h00 - 17h002 days
06 Jun07 Jun07h00 - 17h002 days
13 Jun14 Jun07h00 - 17h002 days
20 Jun21 Jun07h00 - 17h002 days
27 Jun28 Jun07h00 - 17h002 days
04 Jul05 Jul07h00 - 17h002 days
11 Jul12 Jul07h00 - 17h002 days
18 Jul19 Jul07h00 - 17h002 days
25 Jul26 Jul07h00 - 17h002 days
01 Aug02 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
08 Aug09 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
15 Aug16 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
22 Aug23 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
29 Aug30 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
05 Sep06 Sep07h00 - 17h002 days
12 Sep13 Sep07h00 - 17h002 days
19 Sep20 Sep07h00 - 17h002 days
26 Sep27 Sep07h00 - 17h002 days
03 Oct04 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
10 Oct11 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
17 Oct18 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
24 Oct25 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
31 Oct01 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
07 Nov08 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
14 Nov15 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
21 Nov22 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
28 Nov29 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
05 Dec06 Dec07h00 - 17h002 days
12 Dec13 Dec07h00 - 17h002 days
19 Dec20 Dec07h00 - 17h002 days
26 Dec27 Dec07h00 - 17h002 days

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Local Guest Houses

The following accommodation are within 10 minutes drive from us:

Owl's Nest
Contact: Lea van Wyk
Phone: +27 (0)12 549 3516
Cell: +27 (0)71 687 5878
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England’s Guest House
Contact: Marie
Cell: +27 082 339 3756
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Petro's Place
Contact: Petro Wessels
Phone: +27 12 527 0033
Cell: +27 084 550 6072
Web: www.petrosplace.co.za
Thabela Africa
Contact: Elke Stamm von Baumgarten
Phone: +27 12 549 1008
Cell: +27 082 339 3756
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Web: www.thabela.co.za
  
 
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