Category Knife Knowledge

What Knifemakers need to know about CITES

What knifemakers need to know about CITES

When you working with a piece of exotic hardwood or the fancy skin, horn, or bone, the nice piece of shell for inlay…… Do you ever give it a thought? Does it come from an endangered species? Sending knives around…

Free Knife Templates and Designs

Your Guide to Knife Templates

Knifemaking is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of humans, they are arguably our first tool and as such have had thousands of years of design put into them. Today we have hundreds and thousands of different knife…

Drilling Tapered Tangs By Brad Peacock

How to Drill Tapered Tangs By Brad Peacock

Taper tangs are good practice for a better fit and finish, feel, and sleeker aesthetics. Tapered tangs offer reduced weight and better balance in the finished knife but how do you dill an angled tang, square?
Online Knife Shows

Online / Virtual Knife Shows

Online knife shows were a solution to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, but are they the best business option for knifemakers going forward?
Knifemaking Supplies KZN

Knifemaking Suppliers in South Africa

Finding the right supplier can be a daunting task in itself and can save you a huge amount of time, effort and money. Here is a list of knifemaking suppliers that we use on a day to day basis.
deceased knifemaker messyshop 1 Deceased Estates with Knifemaking Equipment

Deceased Estates with Knifemaking Equipment

Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching affair. If you do have a workshop that you would like to clear, here are some resources to help you do that and not get ripped off at the same time.
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Knife handle finishing with Woodoc

What is the best finishing technique for knife handles? We explore the answer with Woodoc and find the best way to prevent warping, enhance colour and ensure a durable finish.
South African knife carry law

Knife Carry Laws in South Africa

The carrying of knives in public is forbidden or restricted by law in many countries. In South Africa, we are fortunate that we do not have the same level of restrictions as other countries but it's worth knowing what our laws are regarding knives all the same.