I made my first knife in 1978 out of a sawblade, at that time I was a teacher at a technical school. I started making knives on a regular basis in 1991 and became a fulltime maker in 1996. At that time I was working as a school psychologist. I like to work with different ivory (legal), especially mammoth and warthog ivories. I work with steels like ATS34, 12C27, Damasteel and other damascus.I live in South Africa and did my first show in the USA in 1996 and visit the States to do about 8 shows per year. I have been a member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 1994. I make fixed blades as well as folders."