van Deventer, J.D.
I was born, raised and am currently living in the heart of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.I took up knife making in 2005 and became a member of the Knifemaker?s Guild of Southern Africa in 2007.I work in a one man shop and build most of my machines myself. I specialize in fixed blades, utility knives and folders for the collector as well as the user. I am inspired by nature and make use of various kinds of wood, bones, horns and mammoth teeth. The blades are made from damasteel, Damascus, 12c28 (Sandvik) or N 690. Titanium or fossil ivory handles finishes off the knife. My aim is to produce unique knives and I continually strive to make knives of the highest degree of craftsmanship as possible."