Coetzee Custom Blades
*I offer a 3 DAY BLADESMITHING COURSE. This COURSE will give you a good intro to the world of knifemaking and get you on the right track. I offer advanced specialized classes for past students should they wish to focus on something specific.
*Students will get to make their own knife and learn about steels, Heat-treatment, Blade Grinding, handle construction and leather work
*Typically I take one student at a time. I do however accept 2 students if they book together ie: Father and son, Friends etc...
*You do not need any previous experience to do a course.
*Students will have the opportunity to FORGE their own knife and finish it with a handle and leather sheath. Courses are very hands on and all theory is covered in detail.
*Courses are offered in Fluent English and Afrikaans.
The workshop is situated in the Eastern Cape, 2 hours North West of Port Elizabeth, on the outskirts of Tweeriviere village. There is plenty of accommodation in the area. It is a country setting with no large towns nearby.
Courses are scheduled through-out the year. If you would like to book or need more info on available dates and course fees, contact:
My Name is Rucus Coetzee,
I was born in 1991, started making knives in 2010 under Master Smiths Kevin and Heather Harvey. I worked under them full time for 3 years, in that time gaining my guild membership.
I am full time into Knifemaking and I specialize in both the forged blade and the stainless blade. My work varies from a simple utility knife to a historical dagger. I make swords from time to to time and enjoy making Kitchen knives as well.
I work a lot with giraffe bone and I love to use bronze and copper for fittings. I also make my own Damascus from time to time.