Herman Venter Messe  

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Hello, my name is Herman Venter. I am a hobby knife maker that lives in Pretoria South Africa. I am a Technical Advisor at a Refrigeration company and in my spare time I love knife making. 

I went on a knife making course at Herbst Knife making Academy in September 2017. So I have been making knives for just more than two years now. At the 2019 Boabab knife show I entered some competitions and won two awards. Best working fixed blade in the novice category for a hunting knife and best working folder in the novice category for a liner lock.  These awards really helped to boost my confidence as most novice knife makers often wonder if their work is up to scratch. I see the leather craft aspect of knife making as equally important and I love making sheaths to compliment my knives.  

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