Guild Member Course

The following is a list of the courses offered by members of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa.

Please contact the members directly for more info.

Rucus COETZEEVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 0844274242
Email: rucus.coetzee@gmail.com
RUCUS COETZEE

Basic Forging and Stock removal courses.I also offer personal tutoring on specifics such as sheaths, handles, blade grinding etc...

Typically the courses vary from a 1 day to a 3 day course.

I run my workshop from Tweeriviere, Eastern Cape, plenty of accommodation available. Lovely country setting...

I can take 2 people at a time.

For me info

email: rucus.coetzee@gmail.com

cell: 0844274242
Jack CONNANVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 076 546 6402
Email: jack.connan@gmail.com
I do not give courses as such but i do teach on a one on one basis , from the very basics to some advanced work . It all depends on the student .
Jaco DE KOCKVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 082 962 1416
Email: bonus@lantic.net
Fixed blade and linerlock.
Heather HARVEYVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 082 442 4840
Email: heather@heavinforge.co.za
ABS Master Bladesmiths, Heather and Kevin Harvey of Heavin Forge present a variety of bladesmithing courses. We offer, on a regular basis, Basic Bladesmithing, ABS two-week Introduction to Bladesmithing, Handles, Fittings and Sheaths, Full House (Basic Bladesmithing and Damascus combined), Damascus Steel Making courses. Contact us if you require information on our other courses that we offer, on request, to past students, i.e. Bowie Build, Advanced Bladesmithing, Advanced Damascus and Advanced Blade Grinding.

Heavin Forge is the second school outside of the U.S.A to be approved by the American Bladesmith Society to offer their two-week Introduction to Bladesmithing course. http://www.americanbladesmith.com/index.php?section=pages&id=181

All information on our courses can be viewed here: http://www.heavinforge.co.za/html/courses.html

Our course schedule can be viewed here: http://www.heavinforge.co.za/html/course_schedule.html

Phone: 013 253 0914

Kevin HARVEYVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 082 442 4840
Email: kevin@heavinforge.co.za
ABS Master Bladesmiths, Heather and Kevin Harvey of Heavin Forge present a variety of bladesmithing courses. We offer, on a regular basis, Basic Bladesmithing, ABS two-week Introduction to Bladesmithing, Handles, Fittings and Sheaths, Full House (Basic Bladesmithing and Damascus combined), Damascus Steel Making courses. Contact us if you require information on our other courses that we offer, on request, to past students, i.e. Bowie Build, Advanced Bladesmithing, Advanced Damascus and Advanced Blade Grinding.

Heavin Forge is the second school outside of the U.S.A to be approved by the American Bladesmith Society to offer their two-week Introduction to Bladesmithing course. http://www.americanbladesmith.com/index.php?section=pages&id=181

All information on our courses can be viewed here: http://www.heavinforge.co.za/html/courses.html

Our course schedule can be viewed here: http://www.heavinforge.co.za/html/course_schedule.html

Phone: 013 253 0914
Thinus HERBSTVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 082 254 8016
Email: info@herbst.co.za
HERBST KNIFE-MAKING ACADEMY
We are proud to introduce the HERBST KNIFE-MAKING ACADEMY, We are a father-and-son team who develops and promotes the art of handmade knives as a hobby or business. HERBST KNIFE-MAKING ACADEMY is located in the north of Pretoria, South-Africa, where knives are handcrafted by Gawie and Thinus Herbst. Gawie and Thinus both are award-winning members of the Knife-makers Guild of Southern Africa. They have received several awards for their outstanding designs and craftsmanship. All the designs and materials used in the production of HERBST knives are reflective of the uniquely rich South African environment.

Not only do we make exceptional knives but we also have knife-making courses available that is completely, hands-on. One can choose between three different courses during which you will have the opportunity to learn how to design and make your own knife. These courses include a fixed-blade knife-making course, a basic folder knife-making course (slip-back) and a liner-lock folder knife-making course. We are very proud of our hands-on knife-making courses. During these courses we will guide you to make the knife of your dreams. We will supply you with the materials that you will need to make your own knife as well as a step-by-step manual. The courses teaches you the basic techniques of knife-making. Once you have mastered these techniques you can progress on to the more complicated knife-making skills. When you have completed the course you will be the proud owner of a handmade knife, etched with your name on the blade.

As there is very limited knife-making equipment available in South Africa, Gawie and Thinus decided to design and manufacture their own unique range of highly specialized knife-making machines. These machine became very popular among the true hobbyist and professional knife-maker and today HERBST KNIFE-MAKING ACADEMY is one of the leading manufactures of knife-making machines, tools and contact wheels in the world. WWW.HERBST.CO.ZA
Hennie VAN BRAKELVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 083 287 6038
Email: hilknife@lantic.net
I'm offering fixed blade knife courses. I supply all materials which include steel for one knife, sanding discs, grinding belts and handle material. You finish the course with a good looking (not to be ashamed off) fixed blade utility knife.

I teach you the basics of making a fixed blade knife. This includes, marking out and drilling the blank, hollow grind the blade, prepare the handle area, heat treating, polishing, making and fit bolsters, fit handle and finish off. I also teach you to make a leather sheath and how to etch your name on the blade and finally how to sharpen the knife.

The cost is R2000.00 / person. I can handle one or two people.


Neels VAN DEN BERGVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 083 451 3105
Email: neels@blackdragonforge.co.za
I offer a 1 day Introduction to Bladesmithing Class, normally held on the first and last Saturday of each month.

For more information and bookings, please phone me on 083 451 3105.

Neels van den Berg
American Bladesmith Society Journeyman Smith
Johann VAN DEVENTERVIEW PROFILE
Telephone: 082 446 4917
Email: jdmusic69@gmail.com
Only one on one Courses.
Contact me for detail. (very little dates available)