Kappetijn Knives has just launched the Reebok range of Hunters' Folders and Kappetijn Fixed Blade Skinners. Check it out!

Thank You for an extremely successful Huntex with record sales and some wonderful feedback! From great hunting stories, to positive user feedback and one of our swords used to successfully defend a family and kill one of 3 armed attackers!

New knives added- Kappetijn Skinners in stainless steel and damascus. New large damascus Skinners. New scrimshawed Kalahari Hunters. See Koos Barnard's evaluation article in the SA Jagter/Hunter for Sept 2014 and letter in March Edition! 


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Kappetijn Knives is a purveyor of fine handmade knives & swords, in damascus, carbon and stainless steel. 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.It can be truly said that our products are made to last a lifetime of use and enjoyment.

Our knives & swords are handcrafted by master craftsmen 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 steel and damascus steel (combination of 1075 high carbon steel and 4340 or 15N20 high nickel steel).  Damascus steel patterns available include raindrop, twist, ladder, basket,random &  reverse patterns, turkish twist and naughts & crosses   damascus available to knife makers.

 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.

We supply exotic knife making materials to knife makers. This includes quality damascus knife steel billets and rods (pattern welded steel)  & knife blanks, as well as water buffalo horn plate handle material at very reasonable prices.

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.

We are based in Pretoria, South Africa.Orders can be faxed to +27 12 347 1792 or e-mailed to Payments can be done via EFT, wire transfers or credit card. Account details will be supplied on order.

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


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