Knifemakers Guild Book

The Guild Book, as it’s known, covers 30 years of knifemaking in Southern Africa. It is a comprehensive book packed with valuable and interesting insights into our knifemakers and their fascinating craft. 63 knifemakers and 5 scrimshanders each have a double spread, with one page of knife pics and the other page contains a mug shot and a write-up on the individual with full contact details. This book is going to become the definitive reference work for knifemaking in South Africa. Plenty of high quality knife photographs and information...this book is a must have for all !!

The book costs R295.00 softcover +courier fee R135.00
There are still a few copies of this great book available
To purchase: Contact Kevin 074 892 9359
OR Buy your copy at the Guild Show

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The book can be bought from our online school for U.S $20 as a downloadable .pdf. We suggest you print it out in colour as the forging and heat treatment sections colours are important, or you can just view it on your laptop. Here is the link for that book https://heavin-forge-online-bladesmithing-school.teachabl...

If you would like a hard copy of the book, spiral ring bound, ONLY IN SOUTH AFRICA at the moment, please email me at and I will place your name on a list. You can either collect it at the KGSA annual show at the end of July or we can courier it to you for R150. This book costs R485 each which is about the same price as a nice piece of handle material!   The price of R485 is the “show special”, thereafter from 1st August 2022 they will sell at R600 per copy plus courier fees.  

They will be available from SD Knives , Stan Hohowsky in Cape Town,    Goldsmith and Jewellery Supplies and Knife Machines, Tools and Supplies or Art of Wood  

If you would like the book couriered to you, please supply me with your physical address and cell number for the courier.

In the near future, we will have the book available internationally as a print-on-demand book, soft cover, perfect bound, but it is still in the process of being finalized with an overseas publisher.

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Kind regards