Profile

First Name:
Johann
Surname:
VAN DEVENTER
KGSA Number:
Member Type:
VOTING MEMBERS
Craft:
Telephone:
082 446 4917
Email:
jdmusic69@gmail.com
Web Site:
Facebook:
KnifeAfrica.com
Instagram:
@JDVDKNIVES
Does Courses:
Yes
Course Info:
Only one on one Courses.
Contact me for detail. (very little dates available)
Profile:
I was born, raised and is currently living in the heart of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

I took up knife making in 2005 and became a member of the Knife maker’s Guild of Southern Africa in 2007.

I work in a one man shop and build most of my machines myself. I use to specialize in fixed blades, but folders like Liner locks, Flippers, assisted open and Auto knives got my attention. The challenge to manufacture a folder to the highest quality possible give me a way bigger kick than a fixed blade. That is the reason why I only manufacture fixed blades on special request. I got my IKBS accreditation at the end of 2013. I am inspired by nature and make use of various kinds of wood, bones, horns, shells, Moku-Ti, Zircu-Ti, White Timascus, Black Timascus, Mokume, Titanium, Zirconium, Carbo Quarts, mammoth ivory and mammoth molar teeth. I do make use of G10, Carbon fiber, Lightning strike carbon fiber, Silverstrike Carbon Fiber and canvas micarta on the EDC (Every day carry) knives.
The blades are made from Damasteel, Stainless Damascus, RWL34, S35VN (Cruisible), CPM154, HXP, L6, 5160, 1095 or N 690.

I do attend the following knife shows annually:

National Guild show (RSA) since 2007
International Blade show (Atlanta - USA) since 2009
Bloemfontein show (RSA) since 2009
New York Custom knife show (NYCKS) since 2013
Easton Coast Custom Knife Show (ECCKS) since 2013
USN (The Gathering) Las Vegas since 2014
DSI (Dallas safari International) Dallas Texas since 2016
SCI show in (Denver Colorado) since 2016
SCI show in (Las Vegas) since 2017

My aim is to produce unique knifes and I continually strive to make knives of the highest degree of craftsmanship as possible.

"I am what I repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle


Knife making use to be my hobby, but I am full time in the knife making since 2013.
I am also a musician. I am playing violin, Lead guitar, Bass and Double bass. I am playing for various bands and artists. The main group is ARCO musica.

We have done a couple of shows the past five or six years, just to name a few:

Music with passion Romans and Zammar 2011

ARCO Musica GOES VINTAGE 2012

ARCO & FRIENDE GOES VINTAGE with Jannie du Toit 2013
Concert in the park 2014
ARCO (Bling and Black Tie) 2015
ARCO (Bling and Black Tie) 2016
ARCO go Clasic with Jannie Moolman and Corlea Botha 2017
a Music Journey with Arco (Smithfield) 2017
ARCO - Late Night Lounge 2017



"Music is never about proving something. It is about sharing something." - Yo-yo Ma



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Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blade - Stainless Damascus (Rob Thomas - Razor Wire) Handles - Titanium Inlays - Electric Blue CF Pocket Clip - Zirconium (Carved) Pivot System - IKBS Pivot Collar - Titanium Back Spacer - Stainless Damascus (Rob Thomas - Razor Wire)
Knife: Gold Midi
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blade - M390 (Bohler) Handle - Carbon Fiber Inlays - G10 (Orange) Pivot Collars - Zirconium Back Spacer - Carbon Fiber Pocket Clip - Titanium (3D Carved) Pivot System - IKBS
Knife: Palladium
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blade - M390 (Bohler) Handle - Zircu-Ti (Chad Nichols) Bolsters - Zirconium Pivot Collars - Zircu-Ti (Chad Nichols) Collar-Collars - Zirconium Back Spacer - Zirconum Pocket Clip - Zircu-Ti (3D Carved) Pivot System - IKBS
Knife: Gold Midi
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blade - Takufu and Yoshuku (Japanese steel) Handle - Bronze/Zirconium or Timascus Bolsters - Zirconium Pivot Collars - Bronze/Zirconium or Timascus (Chad Nichols) Collar-Collars - Zirconium or Timascus Back Spacer - Zirconum Pocket Clip - Zirconium (3D Carved) Pivot System - IKBS
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Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blade - Damasteel Handle - Zirconium Inlays - Moku-Ti (Chad Nichols) Pivot Collars - Moku-Ti (Chad Nichols) Back Spacer - Damasteel Pocket Clip - Titanium with Moku-Ti inlaye (Carved) Pivot System - IKBS Hidden Hardware
Knife: Platinum
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blade - Damasteel Handle - 316 Stainless Inlays - Moku-Ti (Chad Nichols) Pivot Collars Inside - Damasteel Pivot Collars Outer part - Moku-Ti (Chad Nichols) Back Spacer - Zirconium Pocket Clip - Damasteel + Moku-Ti Overlay (Carved) Pivot System - IKBS
Knife: Sympatico
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blade - Stainless (M390) Handles - Titanium Inlays - Electric Blue CF Pocket Clip - Zirconium (Carved) Pivot System - IKBS Pivot Collar - Titanium
Knife: Gold Midi
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blade - Damasteel (Vanland) Handle - Bronze/Zirconium Bolsters - Zirconium Pivot Collars - Bronze/Zirc Collar-Collar - Zirconium Back Spacer - Damasteel Pocket Clip - Damasteel (3D Carved) Pivot System - IKBS


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