First Name: Rucus
Surname: COETZEE
KGSA Number:
Telephone: 0607626535
Web Site:
Facebook: RCoetzee Knives
Does Courses: Yes
Course Info: Bladesmithing Courses

*Typically the courses vary from a 1 day to a 3 day course taking up to 2 students.
*Can take 3 students on special request.
*You do not need any previous experience to do a course.

*The most popular course is the 3 day Introduction BLADESMITHING 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 but 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.

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
Profile: 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.