Clarke, James

12 Gumtree Road, Bergvliet, Cape Town, South Africa   

Tel.         021 715 3706       

Cell.        082 811 5014        

eMail.     jamesclarkeknives@gmail.com

The fathers of my knifemaking are Simon Vos, Albert Faasen, Fanie La Grange and Rob Brown. I work with the best materials I can obtain: N690, M390, RWL-34, Damasteel. For certain projects I use carbon damascus. I prefer hardwoods to other handle materials and do not use elephant ivory. Most knives that leave my bench are fixed blades. Besides fit and finish I try always to capture a given knife’s essence through the interplay of line and form with as pure a balance of simplicity and functionality as possible.

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