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First Name:
Erich
Surname:
VOSLOO
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VOTING MEMBERS
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Telephone:
(+27)73 232 1562
Email:
erichvosloo@gmail.com
Web Site:
http://www.erichvosloo.co.za
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Erich Vosloo
66 Saint Aubyn Road
New Redruth
Alberton
1449
Republic of South Africa

Mobile: (+27)73 232 1562

I was born in Thabazimbi, in the Northern Province of South Africa, in 1952. I qualified as a medical doctor at Pretoria University and am still in part time practice.

I ground my first knife, a dagger, in 1979 from a fully hardened file on a back yard bench grinder and shaped the handle on an electric hand drill. After completing a few of these as presents to my friends, I decided my other hobbies like model ship building and fishing were much more fun.

I met Kevin Harvey at Gold Reef City in 1999 and completed my first knife making course there. Subsequent courses with Andrè Thorburn and numerous visits to other knife makers shaped me in the art of knife making. During this time I also attended a jewellery making and gold smithing course.

In 2002 I became a member of the Knife Makers Guild of Southern Africa.

My true passion is to create elegant art and gentleman’s folders and knives. Most of them feature a variety of inlay materials like stone, meteorite and other exotic materials.

I am now only making once off, never to be repeated unique knives and the folders all have an IKBS bearing system.

All my knives are presented and sold in boxes made from indigenous hard woods. These boxes are made by the master craftsman Brian Coetzee. A signed and dated certificate plaque of the features of the knife is placed in the lid of the box.

Marianna, my lovely wife, a knowledgeable and stern critic of my work, inspects every knife in detail before it leaves the workshop. She also makes the inside cradles for the knives in the boxes and fits the plaques in the lids.

Knife: Liner Lock Folder
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: The 'Yellow Flower' knife The solid Zirconium handle has 24ct yellow gold, 18ct green gold and silver inlays on both sides. The handle also features a 3D hand sculpted yellow Mother-of-pearl flower with 24ct gold pestles on each side. The blade is Damma steel with gold and silver opening beads and the overall knife length is 214mm. This is the second of the two knives that won the Sets category at the 2017 annual KGSA show.
Knife: Small Flipper
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Total length: 130mm IKBS Ball bearing system Damma steel blade. Zirconium handle with Gibeon meteorite inlays. Zirco-Ti Bezels and pocket clip.
Knife: Full Moon in the Namib set
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Total lengths: 214mm each IKBS Ball bearing system Blades: Damma steel with gold and silver opening beads. Upper Handle: Stainless Steel engraved frame with Namibian Picture Stone inlays portraying the Ai Ais landscape. The Nickle clusters set in the stone portray the Quiver Trees of the area. Lower Handle: Stainless Steel engraved frames with Namibian Picture Stone inlays portraying a Full Moon. The Nickle clusters set in the stone portray the Southern Cross star constellation with the two Pointers.
Knife: Gentleman's Tactical Folder
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Winner ‘Best Knife of Show’ category 2018 KGSA Show. Winner ‘Gentleman’s Tactical Folder’ category 2018 KGSA Show. Total length: 207mm IKBS Ball bearing system The Damma steel blade has gold and silver opening- as well as thumb beads A colored Zirco-Ti handle with Pietersite Stone inlays. It also features Zirconium Bezels, a Zirco-Ti pocket clip and a Damma steel pivot. The Zirconium spacer has gold and silver beads at it's back end.
Knife:
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Winner ‘Best Knife of Show’ category 2018 annual KGSA Show. Winner ‘Gentleman’s Tactical Folder’ category 2018 annual KGSA Show. Total length: 207mm IKBS Ball bearing system Blade: Damma steel blade with 24ct gold and silver opening and thumb beads Coloured Zirco-Ti handle with Pietersite Stone inlays Zirconium Bezels and Zirco-Ti pocket clip Damma steel pivots Zirconium spacer with 24ct gold and silver beads
Knife: Gentleman's Folder
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Winner ‘Gentleman’s Folder’ category 2018 KGSA Show. Ai Ais Landscape, Namibia Total length: 214mm Blade length: 98mm IKBS Ball bearing system Damma steel blade with opening beads. Stainless steel engraved handle frame with Namibian Picture Stone inlays. The Nickle clusters on the knife portray the Quiver Trees of the area.
Knife: Ulu Set continued
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Blued Kevin Harvey Carbon steel Damascus blade. Blued engraved steel on lays with 18ct gold inner rings. Handles: Zirconium handle holders with antique Walrus Ivory Inlays.
Knife: Ulu Set
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Winner ‘Sets’ category 2018 KGSA Show. Blades: Blued Kevin Harvey Carbon steel Damascus. Blued engraved steel on lays and 18ct gold inner rings. Handles: Zirconium handle holders with antique Walrus Ivory inlays. Scrimshaw by Sharon Burger. Engraving and gold inlay by Julien Marshal.
Knife: Push Dagger
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Total length: 191mm The Kevin Harvey Carbon steel Damascus blade on both sides feature Zirco-Ti inlays with a 24ct gold border. The handle is solid carved elephant ivory. The 24ct gold handle ring and the top handle nut was made by the maker. The small ivory nut driver was hand made to fit the handle nut for tightening or loosening it.
Knife: Art Folder
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Winner ‘Art Folder’ category 2018 annual KGSA Show. Total length: 216mm IKBS Ball bearing system Damma steel blade with 24ct gold and silver opening beads. Bead blasted coloured zirconium handle with Midnight Sunstone inlays. Hand sculpted Zirco-Ti and Damma steel on lays.
Knife: Liner Lock Folder
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Dagger folder set: The stainless steel handles of the first dagger have Jade inlays. The thumb stud and the handle on both sides are set with Green Garnets. The stainless steel handles of the second dagger have Midnight Sun stone inlays. The thumb stud and the handle on both sides are set with Blue Sapphires They both have Damma steel blades and the overall length of the knives are195mm. The swivel mechanism of the blade runs on an IKBS-like system with 32 ceramic ball bearings. Engraving by Helene van Wyk.
Knife: Liner Lock Folder
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Bird and Trout folder. The stainless steel handle on the presentation side shows a trout with black and white Mother-of-Pearl, as well as Blue Coral inlays. The rest of the handle is engraved to look like fish scales. The Pheasant on the other side has Blue- and Red Coral, Paua shell, Pietersite stone and black Mother-of Pearl inlays. The rest of the handle is engraved to look like feathers. Both the bird and fish are surrounded with a white Mother-of pearl inlay. The Damma steel blade has 24ct gold and fine silver opening beads and the overall length of the knife is 232mm. The swivel mechanism of the blade runs on an IKBS-like system with 32 ceramic ball bearings. Engraving by Julien Marchal.
Knife: Liner lock folder
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: 'Flower Duet' Set: The 'Arum Lily' Knife Both the solid Zirconium handle slabs are inlaid with 24ct yellow gold, 18ct green gold and silver. Both sides also feature a 3D hand sculpted white Mother-of-pearl flower with a 24ct gold pestle. The blade is Damma steel with gold and silver opening beads and the overall length of the knife is 211mm. This is one of the two knives that won the Sets category at the 2017 annual KGSA show. The swivel mechanism of the blade runs on an IKBS-like system with 32 ceramic ball bearings. The flowers were sculpted by the maker and the inlays and engraving was done by Julien Marchal.
Knife: Liner Lock Folder
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: Engraved stainless steel handle with Leopard Stone inlays, Damma steel blade with 24ct gold and fine silver opening beads, 210mm overall length. Winner of Gentleman's Folder category, 2017 annual KGSA show.
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Category: General Knives
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