Fixed Blade

Wanted: Knives made by South African makers, Wanted: Knives made by South African makers, Wanted: Knives made by South African makers, I am a collector and looking for knives made by Rob Brown, Peter Bauchop, Angus Arbuckle, Harry Bosman, Piet Grey, Clive Osborne, Francois Boonzaaier, Hennie Prinsloo, Andrew Frankland, John Robertson, Chris Reeve, Andre v Heerden or others from the original SA Knifemakers Guild.  I can also buy complete collections and will pay a big premium for examples in mint condition.  Some of these knives can be very valuable and unfortunately some owners are often taken advantage off by unscrupulous buyers.  Before you sell to anybody give me a call and compare my offer or at least let me give you a good idea of what your knife is worth so you can make an informed decision
50x2000 Tilting frame belt grinder., The ultimate in belt grinders built in South Africa. This grinder tilts 90 dergrees and comes standard with adjustable tool rest and platen. With a veriable speed drive to control the powerfull 2.2kw (3hp) motor from 2980rpm down to a crawl, there is nothing this grinder can not grind. Lots of optional extras available on request. (table and dustproof box for VFD are optional extras)
Canister Damascus Drop Point Utility Knife, Hidden tang canister damascus drop point utility knife. Hand forged from ball bearings and 01 tool steel powder. Overall length 180mm and blade length 87mm. Brass bolster with leather and steel
1095 folded clay tempered katana, Sadly selling my gorgeous handmade katana with certification from the forge in immaculate condition.

Have it for around 10 years or so, always stored in its silk bag, never been used and always been maintained with a powder ball and fresh oil.

blade geometry - unokubi zukuri 
steel type - 1095 carbon steel
process - handmade, folded, clay tempered
tsuka - dual bamboo pegs, full samegawa wrap around, tight wrapped navy blue cotton.
tsuba - metal, hand made
scabbard - sting ray wrap with piano laquer finish, bull horn bottom and top

Feel free to WhatsApp me for more pictures or information, pictures don't do it justice.
 
Katana sword CAS hanwei, CAS Hanwei Katana Sh1070, Sword has a forged 1566 high carbon steel blade which is differently tempered with 40HRC on the spine for tuffness and 60HRC on edge side for edge retention. Blade is paper slicing sharp. Overall length 39 1/2
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