Profile

First Name:
Günther GR
Surname:
MüLLER
KGSA Number:
Member Type:
VOTING MEMBERS
Craft:
Telephone:
+27 72 778 4554
Email:
gunthermllr@gmail.com
Web Site:
https://gunthermullerknives.com
Facebook:
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Instagram:
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Does Courses:
No
Course Info:
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Born in Bregenz, Austria, I immigrated to South Africa, with my parents, at age five. I went to trade school, majoring in woodwork and technical drawing. After school, I enrolled at the University of Port Elizabeth, where I read and received an honours bachelor of science degree in quantity surveying, enabling me to enter into professional private practice as a construction cost consultant/analyst.

Throughout my student years, I was constantly exposed to both woodwork and metalwork in dad’s workshop, and came to enjoy creating small projects as a hobby. Being a keen outdoorsman, dad built a custom hunting/camp knife for me, and since that time I was hooked on the idea of designing and building my own custom knives.

I was introduced to the late Rob Brown, a world class knife maker, and with his assistance and guidance, I joined the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa in July 2002. My first knife was sold in January 2001.

My aim in knife making, is to create knives of the highest quality and value for money, that I am capable of, and constantly strive to improve my skills and product.

I make both fixed blade knives, which include hunters, daggers, fighters and utility knives, as well as folding knives. Customers can either select from a range of existing knife designs, or when requested, a design meeting specific requirements. Currently I am following my passion, and focusing mainly on fixed blade knives.

Handle materials used, depend on customer preference and availability.

I work with both stainless and carbon knife steels, depending on customer preferences. For my folding knives I prefer to use stainless Damascus steels.

Currently I am a full time knife maker, running a one man operation. My residence and workshop are located on a 5 Acre plot on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Knife: "Big Bear" Sub-Hilt Fighter
Category: Fighting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Sub-hilt fighter with full tapered tang, size 370mm overall and 230mm blade. Ex 6mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, stabilized Maple Burl handle, and Formica decorative liners. Buffalo leather sheath.
Knife: New York Special
Category: Fighting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: "New York Special" with full tapered tang, size 205mm overall and 93mm blade. Ex 5mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Snake Wood handle, and Formica decorative liners.
Knife: Sub-Hilt Bowie
Category: Fighting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Sub-hilt Bowie with hidden tang, size 385mm overall and 245mm blade. Ex 6mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, black G10 handle and red vulcanized fibre decorative liners.
Knife: Crocodile Knife
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: "Loveless Crocodile Knife". This is a slightly scaled down version, size wise, with full tapered tang, size 340mm overall and 200mm blade. Ex 6mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Burgundy linen Micarta handle, and red vulcanized fibre decorative liners. Leather sheath.
Knife: Bush King
Category: General Knives
Status: Display Only
Notes: "Bush King". This is a "Piet Grey" design, but with full tang construction, size 350mm overall and 230mm blade. Ex 6mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Giraffe shin bone handle scales and Formica decorative liners. Matching Giraffe hide sheath.
Knife: Chute Knife
Category: Fighting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Chute Knife, with full tapered tang, size 240mm overall and 116mm blade. Ex 5mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Arizona Desert Ironwood handle, and Formica decorative liners. Leather sheath.
Knife: Dixon Fighter
Category: Fighting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Dixon fighter with full tapered tang, size 277mm overall and 155mm blade. Ex 5mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Arizona Desert Ironwood handle, and Formica decorative liners. Leather sheath.
Knife: Extra Large Bowie
Category: Fighting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Bowie knife, size 450mm overall and 320mm blade. Ex 8mm Thick 5160 spring steel, grade 303 bead blasted fittings, and Arizona Desert Ironwood handle. Leather sheath with shoulder carry strap.
Knife: Dagger 350
Category: Dagger
Status: Display Only
Notes: Dagger with hidden tang, size 350mm overall and 225mm blade. Ex 5mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s fittings, Arizona Desert Ironwood handle and formica decorative liners.
Knife: Fairbairn Sykes
Category: Dagger
Status: Display Only
Notes: Fairbairn Sykes, size 320mm overall and 195mm blade. Ex 5mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel. Integral guard and ferrule section in titanium, solid titanium handle section, grade 303 stainless steel pommel. Titanium two tone anodised.
Knife: Fairbairn Sykes
Category: Dagger
Status: Display Only
Notes: Fairbairn Sykes, size 300mm overall and 175mm blade. Ex 5mm Thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s fittings, black G10 handle. Leather sheath with Rattle Snake skin inlay.
Knife:
Category: Dagger
Status: Display Only
Notes: Small Dagger with full tapered tang, size 210mm overall and 110mm blade. Ex 5mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Ivory handle scales.
Knife:
Category: Hunting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Drop point hunter with full tapered tang, size 235mm overall and 115mm blade. Ex 5mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Arizona Desert Ironwood handle scales, and Formica decorative liners.
Knife:
Category: Hunting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: S-Bolster Hunter with full tapered tang, size 255mm overall and 135mm blade. Ex 5mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, African Blackwood handle scales. Leather sheath.
Knife: Bird & Trout knife
Category: Bird & Trout
Status: Display Only
Notes: Bird & Trout knife with full tapered tang, size 207mm overall and 96mm blade. Ex 3mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Buffalo horn handle scales, and Formica decorative liners.
Knife: Junior Hunter
Category: Hunting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Junior hunter with full tapered tang, size 175mm overall and 75mm blade. Ex 3mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, African Blackwood handle scales, and Formica decorative liners. Leather Sheath.
Knife: Hunter
Category: Hunting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Clip point hunter with full tapered tang, size 245mm overall and 120mm blade. Ex 5mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, Red Karee handle scales, and Formica decorative liners. Decorative glass bead blasting on guard.
Knife: Hunter SKA
Category: Hunting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Hunter with full tapered tang, size 227mm overall and 100mm blade. Ex 5mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, mosaic handle pins, African Blackwood handle scales, and Formica decorative liners.
Knife: Hunter SSKA
Category: Hunting Knife
Status: Display Only
Notes: Hunter with full tapered tang, size 227mm overall and 107mm blade. Ex 5mm thick Bohler N690 stainless steel, grade 303 s/s coachwork, mosaic handle pins, African Blackwood handle scales, and Formica decorative liners.
Knife: Warncliff Folder
Category: Gentlemans Folder
Status: Display Only
Notes: Warncliff folder, size 200mm overall and 100mm blade, "Mohammed's Ladder" Damasteel blade, titanium liners, grade 303 stainless steel bolsters, and Warthog ivory handle scales.
Knife: Tactical Folder
Category: Gentlemans Tactical Folder
Status: Display Only
Notes: Tactical folder, size 150mm overall with 75mm blade. "Mohammed's Ladder" Damasteel blade and spine, titanium liners and bolsters, and carbon fibre handles scales.


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