About Us


Kappetijn Knives is a purveyor of fine handmade knives & swords We supply  folding and fixed blade hunting knives, as well as classical sword designs across Pretoria, South Africa.

We supply folding and fixed blade hunting knives, as well as classical swords designs across Pretoria and the rest of South Africa. Our designs appeal to a wide customer base. These include folding and fixed blade hunting knives, as well as classical sword designs. Our products are procured by collectors, hunters, outdoorsmen and as high-end corporate gifts. We also deal in tactical knives made from our damascus steel. It can be truly said that our products are made to last a lifetime of use and enjoyment.

Our knives & swords are handcrafted to exacting standards. No products are exactly the same. Because our products are handcrafted, production volume is limited, providing a high level of exclusivity.

Our products are made from 440C stainless steel, 1075 and 1095 high carbon steel, D2 toolsteel and damascus steel (combination of 1075 high carbon steel and 4340 high nickel steel).  Damascus steel patterns available include raindrop, twist, ladder, firestorm, basket, random , turkish twist and naughts & crosses. We also sell damascus billets to knifemakers.

 All blades are heat treated to exacting requirements to 57-62 HRC depending on the type of steel. This ensures long lasting cutting edges without compromising blade toughness.

Our handle materials include water buffalo horn, olive wood, camel bone, turkish walnut and stag horn. This provides for an endless variety of handle finishes and textures; further enhancing the uniqueness and exclusivity of each knife we sell.

All knives are supplied with custom made leather pouches and sheaths.

Over and above the products available on this site, we also manufacture to order. Larger orders of custom designed knives will be entertained. We will laser engrave knives to requirement at marginal additional cost.

From time to time we have custom knives available at discounted prices.The bargain knives are in no way inferior in design or quality to our other products.

While we retail from this website, our products are also available on wholesale basis to retailers and on-sellers. Knife dealers dealing in quality knives are welcome to contacts us.

Retailers/Resellers wanted. Please contact us for wholesale pricing.