First Name: Rucus
Surname: COETZEE
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Telephone: 0844274242
Web Site:
Facebook: RCoetzee Knives
Does Courses: Yes
Course Info: Bladesmithing Courses and advanced knife-making courses.

Typically the courses vary from a 1 day to a 5 day course taking up to 2 students, we can take 3 students on special request. Ages 16 and up. You do not need any experience to do a course.

The most popular course is our 4 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 and notes are provided.

Advanced course are also offered for students who have some previous experience.

Courses are offered in English and Afrikaans

Our studio and workshop is situated in the Eastern Cape, 2 hours North West of Port Elizabeth, on the outskirts of the village Tweeriviere. There is plenty of accommodation in the area.

Courses are scheduled though-out the year. If you would like to book or need more info on available dates and course fees, please contact us and we will be glad to assist.


cell: 0844274242
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.