Ettienne Vorster

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I was born in 1965 in Welkom, Free State. I am married to Hantie Vorster and have two beautiful children, Michelle and Jean.

I am a Tool, Jig & Die maker by trade and qualified in this profession in 1986

 I started making knives in 1995 as a hobby and made it a full time business in 2004. I stay on a small holding just north of Pretoria at Bultfontein from where I create my knives by Hand. I have been doing quite a few presentations at KMTS with their Knife friend’s events. I do give knife courses from time to time for people that are serious in perusing their passion. I love to help my fellow knife makers where I can.

I make anything out of the ordinary as I get bored easily. Most of my knives are for collecting purposes although I do cater for the hunting market as well. I love to make liner locks and just started to make an open assist folder.

I make knives out of 12c27, 14c28N, 19c27, N690, D2, 01, Panzer 36 and M390. I use all sorts of handle materials but like to work with Organic materials such as tusks, bone and indigenous wood, and Synthetic materials as Kirinite.

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