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Coetzee Custom Blades
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Bladesmithing Courses

*I offer a 3 DAY BLADESMITHING COURSE. This COURSE will give you a good intro to the world of knifemaking and get you on the right track. I offer advanced specialized classes for past students should they wish to focus on something specific.

*Students will get to make their own knife and learn about steels, Heat-treatment, Blade Grinding, handle construction and leather work

*Typically I take one student at a time. I do however accept 2 students if they book together ie: Father and son, Friends etc...

*You do not need any previous experience to do a course.

*Students will have the opportunity to FORGE their own knife and finish it with a handle and leather sheath. Courses are very hands on and all theory is covered in detail.

*Courses are offered in Fluent English and Afrikaans.

The workshop is situated in the Eastern Cape, 2 hours North West of Port Elizabeth, on the outskirts of Tweeriviere village. There is plenty of accommodation in the area. It is a country setting with no large towns nearby.

Courses are scheduled through-out the year. If you would like to book or need more info on available dates and course fees, contact:

Rucus Coetzee


cell: 0607626535
My Name is Rucus Coetzee,

I was born in 1991, started making knives in 2010 under Master Smiths Kevin and Heather Harvey. I worked under them full time for 3 years, in that time gaining my guild membership.

I am full time into Knifemaking and I specialize in both the forged blade and the stainless blade. My work varies from a simple utility knife to a historical dagger. I make swords from time to to time and enjoy making Kitchen knives as well.

I work a lot with giraffe bone and I love to use bronze and copper for fittings. I also make my own Damascus from time to time.

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