Ras, Riaan

George, South Africa

          Cell.        083 461 9323

          eMail.      riaan.ras@telkomsa.net

During weekdays I am a Teacher, but over weekends and in holidays I am a part time knife maker.

I started making knives in the 90’s with basic equipment. My first knife was a Fairbairn and Sykes fighting knife.

In June 2014 I build a belt grinder from information from the internet and taught myself knife making from the internet and you tube. I started striving to make the perfect knife. My favourite knife to make is a Bowie knife.

In 2019 I joined the Cape Knife makers Guild.

Knifemaking is a challenging hobby for me and I enjoy it very much.