LIST OF SUPPLIERS

Heavin Forge cannot be held responsible for the service or products listed below. The following list is intended to be a service to knifemakers and not as an advert for those listed. If you have any contacts you would like to share with other South African knifemakers, please let us know.

 

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Please visit our friends who run knifemaking supply companies in South Africa:

GENERAL KNIFEMAKING SUPPLIES

Herbst www.herbst.co.za 082 254 8016

Johan Oosthuysen and team, Knife Machines Tools and Supplies, www.kmts.co.za.

Gawie and Thinus Herbst at Herbst Knife-making Academy, www.herbst.co.za

Viljoen Knife Supplies 071 367 1828

North West Knives and Supplies www.nwknives.co.za 082 962 1416

Derek Rausch 012 811 0551

Trinity 7 Forge Tools  082 411 4346

Stan Hohowsky, Cape Town for all supplies, 082 662 1947

Stefan Diedericks for all supplies, KZN, 082 578 7440

Ziyad Bayat 064 121 9753

KNIFE STEELS:

Stainless Steels:

Herbst 082 254 8016

Des Horn 028 316 1795 for (RWL 34)

Bohler Steel Africa  011 571 2300 for N690 (440C)

Thyssen Marathon Steels  011 626 3370 for 2136 (D3)

Derek Rausch:  012 811 0551 for 440B and C

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318 (Panzer36, 12C27, 19C27, N690)

The Knife Shop 051 446 0736

CARBON STEELS:

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318 (D2 (K110) 01 (K460), 5160 and EN42F.

Starco   011 493 6558 for thin spring steel

Aveng Trident Steel 011 861 7111 for 5160

Saw Specialists for 15n20 used in Damascus 031 461 1826

Neels van den Berg for 5160   083 451 3105

Ettiene van Rensburg  082 738 5089

Stan Hohowsky, Cape Town, 082 662 1947

GAS FORGES:

Neels van den Berg, Blackdragon Forge 083 451 3105

Herbst 082 254 8016

Habanero Forge, Herman 060 746 6653

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

KNIFEMAKING COURSES: Offered by Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa Members

Herbst (stock removal and folders) 012 525 1295

Bertie Rietveld 083 232 8766

Heavin Forge 013 253 0914

Jaco de Kock 082 962 1416

Neels van den Berg 083 451 3105

De We Van Zyl, Durban, 079 640 9867

BOLSTER MATERIALS:

Metals Centre  011 493 4930

Derek Rausch  012 811 0551

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

Non-Ferrous Metal Works 011 626 3390 (branches in all major centres in South Africa)

PRECIOUS METALS:

Metal Concentrators  012 305 3562

LEATHER:

S.A Leather  011 402 6696

Mendleson & Frost  011 444 2250

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

Leatherite 012 804 3520 (don’t buy their water buffalo leather!)

Concept Shoe Material Centre – Pretoria 012 328 3290, 083 520 1189

Apeco Leather 011 493 6109

CHEMICALS:

Protea Chemicals  011 821 3300

Chemical re-packs  011 828 7800

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318  (Ferric Chloride and borax)

MetalChem 077 609 3061 (ferric chloride)

EMBELISHERS:

Skrimshaw 076 502 7267 Nkosi Jubane

Engraving  044 389 0148 Elke Henley

Engraving  082 707 5604 Helene van Wyk

Scrimshaw  03930 92316 Sharon Burger

Scrimshaw  017 634 6194 Melodie de Witt

Jeweller  00268 404 8631 Frances Farrell (Swaziland)

Jeweller, Nick Badenhorst 011 609 8405

Marli Viljoen Blignaut, jeweller 076 466 2416

PHOTOGRAPHERS;

Tammy Mooney  083 658 9927

BELT GRINDERS AND DISC SANDERS:

Derek Raush  012 811 0551

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

Herbst 082 254 8016

Trinity 7 Forge Tools  082 411 4346

Stan Hohowsky, Cape Town,082 662 1947

ABRASIVES:

General Abrasives  011 624 1037

Rebuff (Norton Agent) 011 974 8951

Pferd   011 394 3700

Derek Rausch (3-M Agent) 012 811 0551

Andre Thorburn  014 736 5748

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

Herbst 082 254 8016

Stefan Diederichs  www.sdknives.co.za

Stan Hohowsky, Cape Town, 082 662 1947

HEAT-TREATMENT FURNACES:

John Lee Custom Furnaces 016 365 5723

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

SPECIAL STEELS;

Titanium Industries  011 868 5611

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318 (Titanium, rods, sheets and strips)

DAMASCUS STEEL;

Des Horn (Damasteel – imported stainless damascus) 028 316 1795

Bertie Rietveld  083 236 4860

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

De Wet Van Zyl 079 640 9867

Balbachdamast South Africa, Anthony Topham 082 652 0507

Herbst 082 254 8016

HEAT-TREATMENT OF KNIVES:

Bohler Steel  011 974 2781

Broadway Heat Treatment 011 422 6211

GEMS AND MINERALS:

African gem and minerals 011 873 6303

ANIMAL PRODUCTS (IVORY) ETC.

Bushcraft Trading  011 403 2744

National Parks Board, Marius Gie 083 555 4398  013 759 5300 (legal elephant ivory)

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318 (buffalo horn, scales, stabilized giraffe and buffalo bone, jigged bone and warthog tusks)

FANS, BLOWERS AND MOTORS:

Chazens motors  011 614 1077.

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318 (Le Roy Somer agency)

CABLE (WIRE ROPE):

Wesley Muller 072 729 5323

ENGRAVING EQUIPMENT:

Maizey Plastics  012 327 2000

Melco Engraving Supplies 011 873 1301

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318

SPECIALISED WELDING RODS AND SOLDERS:

Eutectic  011 708 1042

Metal Mend  012 804 9118

Afrisol   011 865 4141 (for 97/3 low temperature lead free capillary solder)

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318

LOGO PHOTO NEGATIVES AND POSITIVES:

Any photographic houses or Litho printers.

For Positive 20 photoresist spray, electronic component supplies.

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

BANDSAW BLADES:

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318

First Cut  011 872 1138

Bandsaw services  011 827 9140

Gammies Sharpening 011 887 3128

JEWELLERY SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT:

Millers Dental  011 549 9600

Goldsmith & Jewellery Supplies 011 334 0015/012 323 1178

Unitools  011 837 8071

LASER CUTTING:

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318

Lasercut Varios  011 622 6675

FOLDER AND GENERAL KNIFE SUPPLIES AND BOOKS:

Derek Rausch  012 811 0551 – Books

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

Herbst 082 254 8016

Viljoen Knife Supplies 071 367 1828

North West Knives & Supplies 082 962 1416

Stan Hohowsky, Cape Town, 082 662 1947

MACHINING AND ENGINEERING SUPPLIES:

Knife Machines & Tools  067 077 2318 (ToolQuip agency)

HANDLE MATERIALS:

Rare Woods  011 394 7945

F.G Hoffmann  011 873 0247

Indian Harbour Lumber Co. 011 786 3138

Knife Machines & Tools 067 077 2318

Prosono Timbers 082 325 8425

Herbst 082 254 8016

Bez Blocks 072 453 5662

Stan Hohowsky, Cape Town, 082 662 1947

ANVILS, TONGS, POST VICES ETC.

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318 (Tongs, anvils, hammers and borax)

De Kraal  016 556 3729

Gold Anvil  011 314 2054

Anvils SA 083 775 0975

Romantiques, Hermanus 028 312 4226

Ridgid for Peddinghaus anvils 011 824 2534

Dennis Kriel 079 309 3651 Anvils and hammers https://drakonforge.co.za

REFRACTORIES:

Durocast for Theremocrete 1500  016 454 0404

Keramicalia for Keralite 2  011 412 3261

Vereeniging Refractories for Verocast 1600 011 813 1150 (Springs)

GH Kruger Refractories 011 609 5318

Resistance Material Service 011 917 0702

SHARPENING DEVICES:

Sharp Edge  011 883 3059/1856

Knife Machines and Tools 067 077 2318   (Tormek water stone system ad Eze Lap diamond rods and stones)

LOGO PUNCHES:

Logo Punches and Die 012 379 6438

Advano Marking Systems 011 794 7808

H. Norris 011 908 3620

Masvil Engravers 011 334 2264

KNIFE CASES:

Knife Machines and Tools  067 077 2318

Brian Coetzee 083 372 8784

LEATHER SHEATHS:

Herbst 082 254 8016

Dr Charles van Rensburg 084 913 2529

MICROSCOPES:

Micromet Scientific 011 486 2244

Electric Industry Supplies 011 726 6758

SPEED CONTROLLERS:

Neels van den Berg 082 857 0324

STEEL ANALYSIS:

Broadway Heat Treatment 011 422 6211

Scrooby’s Laboratory Service 082 675 4536

JEWELLERY SUPPLIES:

South African Institute for Heritage Science and Conservation www.sainst.org
042 273 1567  Conservation materials, supplies and equipment

TONGS:

Neels van den Berg, Blackdragon Forge 083 451 3105

LASER ENGRAVING

Elemod Electronics 083 575 5930

Meringue Engraving 083 453 1868