Sunday 29 Mar 2015
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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 2015 are available for the various knife makers’ courses:

 Start DateEnd DateTimeDuration
02 Jan03 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
09 Jan10 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
16 Jan17 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
23 Jan24 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
30 Jan31 Jan07h00 - 17h002 days
06 Feb07 Feb07h00 - 17h002 days
13 Feb14 Feb07h00 - 17h002 days
20 Feb21 Feb07h00 - 17h002 days
27 Feb28 Feb07h00 - 17h002 days
06 Mar07 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
13 Mar14 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
20 Mar21 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
27 Mar28 Mar07h00 - 17h002 days
03 Apr04 Apr07h00 - 17h002 days
10 Apr11 Apr07h00 - 17h002 days
17 Apr18 Apr07h00 - 17h002 days
24 Apr25 Apr07h00 - 17h002 days
01 May02 May07h00 - 17h002 days
08 May09 May07h00 - 17h002 days
15 May16 May07h00 - 17h002 days
22 May23 May07h00 - 17h002 days
29 May30 May07h00 - 17h002 days
05 Jun06 Jun07h00 - 17h002 days
12 Jun13 Jun07h00 - 17h002 days
19 Jun20 Jun07h00 - 17h002 days
26 Jun27 Jun07h00 - 17h002 days
03 Jul04 Jul07h00 - 17h002 days
10 Jul11 Jul07h00 - 17h002 days
17 Jul18 Jul07h00 - 17h002 days
24 Jul25 Jul07h00 - 17h002 days
31 Jul01 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
07 Aug08 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
14 Aug15 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
21 Aug22 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
28 Aug29 Aug07h00 - 17h002 days
04 Sep05 Sep07h00 - 17h002 days
11 Sep12 Sep07h00 - 17h002 days
18 Sep19 Sep07h00 - 17h002 days
25 Sep26 Sep07h00 - 17h002 days
02 Oct03 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
09 Oct10 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
16 Oct17 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
23 Oct24 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
30 Oct31 Oct07h00 - 17h002 days
06 Nov07 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
13 Nov14 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
20 Nov21 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
27 Nov28 Nov07h00 - 17h002 days
04 Dec05 Dec07h00 - 17h002 days
11 Dec12 Dec07h00 - 17h002 days
18 Dec19 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
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: www.thabela.co.za
  
 
Wil jy self 'n mes maak?

Geskryf deur Herman Jonker soos gepubliseer in die Hunter/Jagter tydskrif, Oktober 2009, p12 - 15.

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