Fixed Blade Knife Course by Hennie van Brakel


Hennie van Brakle (Member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa) offers a 2 day fixed blade knife course at his workshop in Howick, KZN. He teaches you the basics of making a fixed blade knife. This includes marking out and drilling the blank, hollow grinding the blade, preparing the handle area, heat treating, polishing, making and fitting bolsters, fitting the handle and finishing off.

Hennie also teaches you to make a leather sheath and how to etch your name on the blade and finally how to sharpen the knife.

Hennie supplies all the needed materials which include steel for one knife, sanding discs, grinding belts, and handle materials.

He can accommodate one (1) person at a time.

Dates will be confirmed with Hennie and yourself after the purchase.

NB! Hennie passed away on the 3rd of July 2024 following a long battle with cancer. 


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Location: Howick, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Hennie recommends Biggy Best Cottages in Howick, should you require accommodation during the 2-day course.