13 Smit Ave, Flamwood, Klerksdorp, 2571

 +27 (0)84 825 4427

andre@saks.net.za

 

Creativity, Quality & Craftsmanship

Knifemaking training courses

 

Two knifemaking training courses are offered in my workshop in Klerksdorp. During these courses we use stock removal techniques, where we sand away everything that does not look like your knife. 

 

We do not do forging, believing that a perfectly engineered stainless steel cannot be bettered by a piece of steel that is banged with a hammer.

 

I do not have fixed dates for courses, will rather adapt my schedule to when your diary allows.

 

* Fixed blade 2 day course @ R2 800

 

The fixed blade course teaches you the techniques to make your own high quality knife and sheath. During the course you make your own knife with my step by step guidance. I supply all materials and consumables and take a maximum of 2 persons at a time to ensure personal attention to every aspiring knifemaker. I

 

* Linerlock folding knife 3 day course @ R3 800

 

The Linerlock course is a very intense 3 day experience and a maximum two persons is taken on at a time. I prefer to do this course over 3 days, which gives us the opportunity to work at a slightly more relaxed pace and include fitting bearings and other topics. It is preferable that you have some grinding experience before attempting the folder course.

 

Accommodation is available at preferential rates to knifemakers at Ukarimu Guesthouse, see www.ukarimu.co.za