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First Name:Henning
Surname:ROODT
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Member Type:VOTING MEMBERS
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Telephone:082 449 5355
Email:hjroodt@gmail.com
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Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/henning.roodt
Instagram:@henningroodt
Does Courses:No
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Profile:Born in Bethlehem, Freestate, raised and schooled in Roodepoort, Gauteng.
At a young age I visited the Durban Easter Knife Show and told my family that one day I wanted to make knives. In 2009 I started off with hand tools only and made a few knives using a file. In 2010 I slowly started to build my own machines and my workshop expanded, and is still expanding. I soon realised that knife makers are a close "family" that share knowledge and help one another. I befriended many knife makers and visited them often asking streams of questions and "stole" with my eyes. I soon got a liking in making liner lock folding knives. But I try to make at least one fixed blade knife a year. In April 2016 I submitted my five knives for evaluation and were accepted into the SA Knife Makers Guild. I make knives using the stock removal method, and have a personal preference for ATS34, RWL34, 440C and Elmax stainless steel as blade material. I prefer using natural materials for handles, although some of my knives are dressed in synthetic material.
Currently I am making knives on a part time basis only, but plan to do it full time once retired from work. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful wive and daughters for "allowing" me to spend endless hours in my "happy place" aka workshop.

Large Liner Lock Folding Knife.
Blade: 3.78mm Elmax Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: Titanium.
Handle: Buckeye Burl.
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: RWL34 Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: 303 Stainless Steel.
Handle: Warthog tusk.
Scrimshaw by Neels Pretorius
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: Muninn Damasteel.
Bolsters: Milled 303 Stainless Steel.
Handle: Hippopotamus tusk.
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: RWL34 Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: Titanium.
Handle: Dyed Maple
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: ATS 34 Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: Sandblasted Titanium.
Handle: Black G10
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: ATS34 Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: Sandblasted Titanium.
Handle: Black G10
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: 440C Stainless Steel
Bolsters: 316 Stainless Steel.
Handle: Warthog tusk
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: Muninn Damasteel
Bolsters: 303 Stainless Steel.
Handle: Sandpaper Bush Burl.
Large Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: RWL34 Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: Carbon Fibre.
Handle: African Black Wood
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: RWL34 Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: 303 Stainless Steel.
Handle: Serpentine (Stone)
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: RWL34 Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: Titanium.
Handle: Black Canvas Micarta
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: RWL34 Stainless Steel.
Bolsters and Handle: African Black Wood
Insert: Nebula Damascus
Large Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: Elmax Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: Titanium.
Handle: Buck Eye Burl
Liner Lock Folding Knife
Blade: 440C Stainless Steel.
Bolsters: 316 Stainless Steel.
Handle: Warthog tusk.