Profile

First Name:
Neels
Surname:
ROOS
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Member Type:
VOTING MEMBERS
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Telephone:
083 449 0799
Email:
neels_roos@hotmail.com
Web Site:
https://neelsroosknives.webs.com/
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No
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I decided to start knife making as a hobby after I retired. This was a complete unknown area as my previous hobbies were pottery, photography and collecting rare nearly extinct cacti.
In November 2004 I built myself a belt grinder from information off the internet and also taught myself knife making off the internet.
From there on I started striving to make the perfect unique once-off knife with full authorship of all embellishment. In 2009 I imported engraving equipment from the USA and started teaching myself engraving off the internet and getting advice from the Engraving Forums. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed the artistic designs of the engravings being done on my knives.

I make both fixed blades and linerlock folders and each knife is unique.

In January 2012 I applied for membership to the Knifemakers Guild of South Africa and was accepted as a member.

I have served as secretary of the Cape Knife Club for two years. I am at present the secretary of the Cape Knifemakers Guild. My wife Corinne is my biggest critic and also does the sewing of my sheaths by hand.

Knifemaking is a serious and challenging hobby for me. I therefore take my time in designing and planning each piece to be a masterpiece of which the eventual owner can be proud and know that I thoroughly enjoyed making the knife.

I am inspired by unique well made knives. Knifemakers like Arpad Bojtos and the late Buster Warenski are inspirational as well as I am always amazed by the artistic skills of some our local knifemakers and I am glad and honoured to be part of this knife making fraternity.

I DO NOT give additional services like restoring old knives or make blades for broken knives or knife sharpening services.

Knife: Set of daggers
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Knife: Engraved folder
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Knife: Verdite dagger
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Knife: Linerlock Folder
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Notes: Full Scroll Khloris Folder. Damascus steel by Ettore Gianferrari. Scroll design by Arnaud van Tilburgh, Belgium.
Knife: Linerlock Folding Dagger
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Notes: "Odin" Won best art folder at the 2019 KGSA show.
Knife: Linerlock Folder
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Notes: Engraving design by Arnaud van Tilburgh, Belgium. Ivory and Damasteel.
Knife: Engraved Linerlock Folder
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Notes: Engraving design by Arnaud van Tilburgh, Belgium. Lightning Strike carbon Fiber and Damasteel Hakkapella pattern.
Knife: Folding Viking & Warrior Daggers
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Notes: Hakkapella Damasteel blades. 3CR12 Handle slabs. 24 Carat gold and red copper inlays.
Knife: Verdite Fighter
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Knife: Engraved Linerlock
Category: General Knives
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Notes: Damasteel Grosserosen patern and triple dyed maple burl. Hand engraved bolsters.
Knife: Owl full scale foding dagger
Category: General Knives
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Notes: Ettore Gianferrari mosaic Damascus blade.
Knife: Warrior linerlock folder
Category: General Knives
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Notes: Ettore Gianferrari mosaic Damascus blade. 24ct Gold and red copper inlays.
Knife: Ivory Folding Dagger
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Knife: Maya Folding Dagger
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Knife: Dagger
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Notes: Phantom Dagger
Knife: Predator engrave linerlock
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Knife: Verdite dagger
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Knife: Folding Dagger
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Knife: Dagger
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Knife: Folding dagger
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Knife: Ivory Linerlock
Category: General Knives
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Knife: Dagger
Category: General Knives
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Notes: Big dagger.


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