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.