Knife Designs

I made the shift from Graphic Design to the captivating realm of bladesmithing. Over a span of 13 years, I dedicated myself to honing my skills, eventually becoming a Voting member of the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa and later earning the title of Mastersmith in the American Bladesmith Society. Having crafted knives for an international audience, I am thrilled to impart my knowledge through a series of downloadable PDF knife designs.

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  • Unlocking the Mysteries of Gold Melting: Your Guide to the Black Dragon Metal Smelting Furnace

    Unlocking the Mysteries of Gold Melting: Your G...

    Whether you're a seasoned metalworker or a curious enthusiast, understanding the intricacies of furnaces for melting gold is crucial.  Join us as we explore the ins and outs of gold melting...

    Unlocking the Mysteries of Gold Melting: Your G...

    Whether you're a seasoned metalworker or a curious enthusiast, understanding the intricacies of furnaces for melting gold is crucial.  Join us as we explore the ins and outs of gold melting...

  • Why the Black Dragon Bevel Grinding Jig Triumphs Over Free-Hand Grinding in Knife Making

    Why the Black Dragon Bevel Grinding Jig Triumph...

    In this article, we explored the advantages of the Black Dragon Bevel Grinding Jig over traditional free-hand grinding methods in knife making. From precision engineering to ease of use and...

    Why the Black Dragon Bevel Grinding Jig Triumph...

    In this article, we explored the advantages of the Black Dragon Bevel Grinding Jig over traditional free-hand grinding methods in knife making. From precision engineering to ease of use and...

  • The Crucial First Step: Why Attend a Knifemaking Class Before Diving into the Craft

    The Crucial First Step: Why Attend a Knifemakin...

    Embark on your bladesmithing journey with knowledge, hands-on experience, and the guidance of a master craftsman. Join Neels van den Berg's knifemaking class and let the sparks of creativity ignite...

    The Crucial First Step: Why Attend a Knifemakin...

    Embark on your bladesmithing journey with knowledge, hands-on experience, and the guidance of a master craftsman. Join Neels van den Berg's knifemaking class and let the sparks of creativity ignite...

  • Supporting Your Favorite Custom Knifemaker: Beyond the Dollar Signs

    Supporting Your Favorite Custom Knifemaker: Bey...

    Supporting a custom knifemaker goes beyond financial transactions. From digital shoutouts to personal connections, these non-monetary gestures can be equally, if not more, meaningful. Let your enthusiasm become the driving...

    Supporting Your Favorite Custom Knifemaker: Bey...

    Supporting a custom knifemaker goes beyond financial transactions. From digital shoutouts to personal connections, these non-monetary gestures can be equally, if not more, meaningful. Let your enthusiasm become the driving...

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