Happy Student with course knife and instructor, Stefan Diedericks
A happy student with his finished hunting knife made during the 2 days

Stefan’s 2 Day knife making course enables students to create a knife and custom leather sheath from start to finish, that you can call your own and show off to your friends and family to the value of more than R1800.

This immersive course in knifemaking teaches you the basic techniques of knife-making. Once you have mastered these techniques you will be able to progress on to the more complicated knives, as your skills and confidence as a knife maker grow.

  • No prior knife making experience is required.
  • It has a maximum of 1 student only at any time.
  • Mandini is located only 109km (1h 15m) from Durban via the N2 Northbound carriageway. Get directions

The fixed blade course includes:

  • Tuition
  • Use of tools
  • Workshop consumables
  • Safety gear
  • All materials (blade, handle material, bolster, liners, pins)
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Topics covered over the 2 days:

  • Knife Design Layout
  • Heat Treatment of Steel
  • Hollow Grinding
  • Handle Fitment
  • Chemical Logo Etching
  • Leather Sheath Making

Two knife options available: