Des Horn, a South African maker, is from Cape Town. A dentist by profession, Des is also an avid shooter, and made his first knife in the '60s, after corresponding with the late Bo Randall. While his early efforts were mostly fixed blade knives, today he almost exclusively makes folders. He's also a member of both The Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa, and Corporazione Italiana Coltellinai (Italian Knifemakers Guild). Over the years his knives have earned him numerous awards at international shows.