Testimonials

Hello Joyce/Peter,

 

I just wanted to let you know I have received the knife and you have done an outstanding job especially with the engraving. Thank you very very much and I can already see the look on my dad’s face when I will give it to him :). He will indeed be thrilled. Just by seeing the packaging and all the little personal touches, one can see that you put a lot of love and effort into what you do and that is awesome!!!!! The finish product is definitely worth it!! Thank you for your exceptionally warm and friendly service. I am looking forward in dealing with you again, and again, and again :). 

 

Once again thank you and all the best with your future shows.

 

Kind regards,

Karen Woomed
Pietermaritzburg
South Africa


 

Hello Peter & Joyce,

 

The package has arrived and I must thank you for the guitar surprise. Very thoughtful.

 

It is always wonderful to have the opportunity to experience the work of someone who takes great pride in what they do. This knife is quite impressive! It fits in my hand beautifully and the blade is supremely sharp!

 

An added bonus is it's a treat for the eyes. Functional art. I love it and can't wait to see what tricks you pull on the next one. There's nothing better than holding something in my hands that comes from another's heart and soul. This is special.

 

Thank you for being so gracious and sharing.

 

Willie Carter

Carter Poulsen Guitars

http://www.carterpoulsenguitars.com

https://www.facebook.com/carterpoulsen.guitars

 



Hi Peter & Joyce

My Stepfather received his Possum II hunting knife I ordered for him today and his words where “This is WOW”!!! He was so excited and can’t wait to use it!
Thank you so much for your exceptional service and the personal touches you added to this great gift to make it even more special.

All the best to you both and thanks again!

Kind regards

Lizelle Meades, Phalaborwa SA

 

Dear Joyce & Peter,

Again I thank you for the wonderful experience of receiving your beautiful hand work. From the packaging, the literature right down to the products the attention to detail is remarkable. The Folder is but amazing to admire & the Belt knife great to wear whilst being very stylish.
I'm happy that I chose this antique finish as well, it looks beautiful. The other thing I found interesting was that the blade appears to be hollow ground on one side & convex on the other resulting in a cutting edge which does not cut when pushed but is as smooth as silk when drawn.
Once again thank you, not only for the products but instead for the whole experience. I hope that soon I might be able to support you again.

Best regards,
Charl De Jager

Cape Town

 


 

Peter,

 

My knife arrived today. Your packaging was great. The extra's were much appreciated. The fit and finish are very very nice. I do a lot of boating and I expect this knife to be one of my favourites.

I will be following your site and I hope to purchase another one of your knives soon.

Thank you again for your attention to detail and the awesome customer service.

 

Jimmie Brown

Fresno, California USA

 


Hi Peter,

 

I would just like to thank you and your wife for firstly the outstanding service, advice and help that you both offered during the purchase and selection of my dad’s custom made knife for his birthday!  It was a very special day made even more memorable with an incredibly beautiful hand crafted knife that he is over the moon about! 

We are constantly showing it off to friends and family and we always recommend you to them in the highest regard!  I am sure that it wont be long before you get a few more orders from this side of the world!  

We are very happy with the final product and recommend you to anyone wanting a beautiful yet quality blade coupled in with amazing service and friendly advice!

We are already planning our next order, so I am sure you will be hearing from us in the future again. 

Al the best and thank you!

 

Kind Regards

Shaun Steyn


 

Hello Peter,

 

I am happy to report the Cape Fox Hunter performed flawlessly!

First up was a big Warthog Boar which I bled after shooting it by cutting the throat, I was really amazed by the sharpness of the knife and how easily this was accomplished.

Second up was an Impala and again the knife amazed by how easily it cut.

I then helped skin both animals and here also the knife performed like champ!

I am very, very happy with it!

I will definitely get another from you soon.

 

Kind regards

Henry Nienaber

Springs, Gauteng

 


Hello,

Thank you for the blades, I received them today. I can not believe how beautiful they are. I am extremely happy with both of them. I hope you and your wife have a wonderful time in the States. I plan on going to Blade within the next few years and hope to meet you. I will update you with the backpacking trip and photos. Thank you again for the time and work. 

Silso Gantong, Bakersfield, California, USA


 

Hello Peter,
 
I received the knife in good order! I am very, very impressed! This is my first "custom" knife and definitely not my last. The knife is a work of art in every way, from the attention to detail to the packaging. It sits nicely in hand and feels well balanced without being "heavy". I really am going to enjoy using it, and hope to do so next week when I am going hunting.
 
Kind regards
Henry Nienaber
Springs, Gauteng

 



Joyce/Peter
Thanks very much for such a amazing experience, since the first conversation when you were still in the UK up to today when I received my parcel with the beautiful knife all as promised and on time. What a knife!! From the packaging, engraving, blade, certificate and Cape Rosewood handle, you truly made the experience of owning my first hand made knife something I will never forget.
Thanks again for your personal touch and attention to detail, I am sure this is the start of a long lasting relationship!
Regards,
Cor Nel
Rustenburg, South Africa

 



Hi Peter & Joyce,
Poppie & I opened the package about 30 minutes ago. Wow, Wow, Wow. And accessories to go! You two make a wonderful team. I must say I have admired the photos on your web site and therefore I was expecting something good, but the knife is of outstanding quality , far better than expected.. I have even "Blooded" it by nicking my thumb by accident!!! The Macassar Ebony Handle is terrific, you might remember that I had thought of a lighter colour but the dark wood goes beautifully with the blade. The sheath has been very well made and is strong. One can see that a great deal of thought has gone into the packaging and the enclosed photo is a great touch. To sum up, I am extremely happy with the whole package received. As you know I will be purchasing at least four Dingaan Folders. Peter hope your shoulder is improving and that you will be able to have a Dingaan for Daniel ready on or before the third week in October as discussed. Wishing you both well.
Best regards,
Alan & Poppie Buncombe
Boksburg, South Africa.

 



Beste Peter,
Baie dankie vir die “Roman Friction Folder”, het dit so vroeg Junie ontvang as ‘n geskenk vanaf Eben & Mara Snyman. Mensig, dit is ‘n pragstuk; lok ‘n behoorlike “wow” kommentaar uit van elkeen aan wie ek dit wys. Jou vakmanskap is uit die boonste rakke en dié mes sal altyd vir my ‘n spogstuk wees.
Met beste wense
Danie Saaiman
San Diego, CA

 



Hi Peter,
Short note to say Thank you for the handcrafted Roman Friction Folder received today as a gift from Eddie Vosloo. Not only is the red handle perfect, it is also extra special as it has been personalised just for me. A treasured piece for sure!! The craft in making these pieces is phenomenal and wish you much happiness and reward for the future.
Thanks again.
Allison Kraemer
Regional Executive
Dawn Wing Cape Town

 



Dear Peter,
I hope this finds you well. I received my parcel this morning. All I can say is - WOW! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much. The knives are absolutely beautiful. The craftsmanship that must go into these knives amazes me. Again, thank you very much!
Kind regards,
Gerrit Visser.
Cape Town

 



Sweeeeet :) Hi guys I received my VEYRON FIGHTER today :) 1st let me start with the presentation the extras really are sweet details (c.o.o, cleaning cloth, keychain, napkins, stickers, etc) are Right On, the sticker is already on my wall and the keychain is attached to my keys. Btw is the key chain some type of fruit or pepper:)? Second the knife is Sick such a Unique design the Fit&Finish are AWESOME the edge&balance blows me away along with the Sick handle scales and pins and of course your Covex Grind the knife feels and fits my hand as if I gave you measurements and of course having my name on the blade is such a custom sick touch man I'm Stoked :) Third your Customer service is the up there with the best I ever had Big Ups to you & Joyce if I ever meet you guys at Blade or the ECCKS (NY but got moved to NJ)1st round of drinks on me. Btw the sheath kicks ass also. All in all Thank you & Big Ups for working with me, this knife etc is a keeper for life!
Cheers
Valentino (NY NY USA) :)

 



Hi Peter
The knife arrived at 10H30 and wow what an awesome piece of work, I really love it and would even like to try my hand at knife making in the near future ( Just as a hobby ) might even try and do a course here in Gauteng some time.
Best Regards,
IAN JARMAN • Assistant Manager Customer Support
KYOCERA MITA South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

 



Hello Peter and Joyce
I thought you would like to know I received a wonderful parcel from you this afternoon, I was blown away by what was inside it is such a nice personal touch, I cannot express enough how beautiful the knife is and how much I love it, the grind of the blade and my name are awesome. 
I'd like to thank you both for making it such an easy friendly experience and would definitely like to do business with you again in the future. 
Once again all the luck in the world with your future shows but I'm sure luck isn't needed..!!!
All the best
Carl Addison
East Sussex, United Kingdom

 



Good morning!
I did indeed receive my parcel. WOW !!!!!! does not quite cut it for words with regard to how chuffed I am with the knives. It truly goes without saying that you are truly blessed to be able to live your passion and be able to do it in such a way that one can truly see/feel it in your work.
I feel very honoured to be so fortunate to have two of these fine examples now in my collection……and won’t be surprised if I do add a couple on more.
Also I love the presentation and all the extra bits one gets…….from the stickers and custom presentation dust cloths to the certificate of authenticity.
I can’t wait to use these knives on my very first hunt scheduled for the third week in March in Botswana. I’ll make sure to take pictures and forward it on to you.
Anton Pretorius
Systems Engineer - Virgin Mobile Head Office
Fourways, Johannesburg

 



Hi Peter/Joyce
I just received my knife. Thank you so much for excellent service and quality product!! I am sure to do business with you again!!
Thanks a lot!
Roelof Grovè
Garden Art Vereeniging

 



I am lucky enough to be friends with Peter and Joyce and although I live in England I have received many beautiful presents from Peter. Our first present was the Warthog Tusk corkscrew and we also have the Jackson carvers. All Peter's work is of the highest quality and have lots of unique detail on them . They are always beautifully presented which shows the attention to detail that they administer from 'workbench to door'. I am sure that anybody would be pleased to receive one of Peter's pieces of work as a present and I am proud to say that I am his friend!!
Jacky Jackson, Workington, England



HI Peter,
My son bought me one of your Roman Friction Folder Wharncliffe Blade knifes for my 60th birthday, the reason being that I was so blown away with the unusual design and the quality and workmanship. I spent a lot of time at your stall on Friday at Huntex and am very impressed with your friendly mannerism, no stupid question was too much, this I find in itself, unusual and not the norm. I have only praise for your quality and finish. Well done and keep up the good work. You make me as a true South African, very proud.
Regards,
Des Wellen

 



Hi Peter,
Just thought I would let you know, the friction folder I purchased from you at the Bloem show is by far the best pocket knife I have yet to use. Light weight , sharp as hell, easy to use and most of all is the exceptional finish. Thanks for a brilliant knife
Regards
Fred Tocknell (Bloemfontein)
Hi there, Pure Magic it is name says it all, received about midday today. Good solid knife, thanks again for excellent service. Will see you at the knife show for sure.
Cheers
Eddi Labuscagne (Brits)

 



Peter,
I want to thank you once again for the gift of your "Roman"  Friction folder. Needless to say your knife has come under some scrutiny for the last couple of days. Everyone finds it unique, and a refreshing change from the multitude of linerlocks, springblades and backlocks which abound. As a daily carry knife one could ask for nothing more. Ettore really liked your chosen handle material, and coming from someone whose career over the last 45 years has revolved around the finest woods that is quite a compliment! He felt the opening spur was too long. I feel it is just right. Each to his own. Your friction folders’ light weight just yelled “neck knife” to me when I felt it. I carry my knife on a cellphone lanyard, and it is really convenient, especially in summer when the clothes are thin and the pockets are min! In the meantime the knife is on the desk here next to me where I can enjoy it further!
Regards, Hilton Purvis (Email) 

 



Peter just a few words of appreciation for the master piece you made in my honour – “it is a real piece of art”. I have been showing the piece to all people I know and the feedback is phenomenal. I have also shown them your web page with the different types of designs and work you do.
As this is a very unique gift, 1st in the range, and named in my honour with the fact that it was completely unexpected adds even more intrinsic value to piece. Your work is truly an art form that needs more recognition. I find it very difficult to explain the appreciation in words, nevertheless once again thank you !!!.
Eddie Vosloo
C.E.O. Dawn Wing Global Express
Johannesburg

 



Peter,
I couldn’t contain myself so I gave my hubby’s gift to him last night. It is absolutely stunning, thank you. He loves it!!!!!!!!
The way it was presented was awesome and I can’t thank you enough for making it so special for him (and me).
Kind Regards,
Heidi Goussard
Project Administrator: Matola Phase 3 Project
ELB ENGINEERING SERVICES (Pty) Ltd

 



Dear Peter and Joyce,
Just received the carving set delivered by courier. I am really very impressed, also with the certificate, etc. that came with the parcel. It is an excellent example of craftsmanship and a gift true to the occasion and the person to receive it. In real life it is even better looking than on your website!
Thank you once again for your very professional service and a wonderful product.
Kind regards from a very happy client!
Johan Truter
Wamakersvallei Winery Limited
johan@wamakers.co.za

 



Peter,
Knife arrived a few moments ago! WOW....all that I expected and then more...beautiful work.....Most importantly...I can tell the concave ( left side as you hold it in your right hand ) and the convex..Sharpen the concave , strop the convex...I generally sharpen on ceramic rods set to 16dg ( 32 degrees total v ) I hope this will work! I often "strop" by ""lightly"" pulling the blade up the ceramic against the back of the knife...same motion , angle and pressure, as stopping on leather..When I need professional "re" sharpening I send to 'Bladegallery.com' a great site and professional sharpening services etc.Even love the sheath , too !!! Thanks so much for the coasters...They are sitting prominently on the table ( conference table ) that my wife and I share between our desks...it is also the spot we share morning coffee.
As soon as I get a chance to use it , I will let you know my thoughts...Beautiful knife..
Thank you !
Mark Aiton (Arnold,California USA)
www.onyourmarkevents.com

 



Hi Peter,
The beautiful knife arrived today! Wow! It is a very beautiful and well integrated design. The handle and blade configurations work perfectly together. The scales are equally beautiful, and look perfect with the brown leather sheath. I am extremely pleased. Thank you very much for the polishing cloth and the little treasures. I like the keyring very much. The packaging job was epic. Nothing could have happened to that knife! I have another idea for a knife, but I have to get ready to go out for the day with my wife for our anniversary. I will get back in touch with you soon.
P.S. I forgot to mention the grind, which I could not really appreciate until I cleaned off the wet finish. Very interesting. It makes for a very critical edge, which will be very easy to sharpen, if it ever gets dull. A nice thin edge like that is really useful for so many applications. Overall a very impressive knife, in combination with a great sheath, vents and all. Well done Peter!
Bob Moon
Santa Cruz, California, USA

 



Hi Thanks,
I have received my two biltong knives today Tuesday 9 March. Only one problem I ordered one knife for myself and the other for a friend but both are so beautiful I don't know which one to keep for myself. Thanks for excellent knives and service.
Regards
Jannie Swart
Tzaneen, Limpopo Province

 



Hi Peter
Yesterday while looking for a knife for my nephews 18 birthday I came across your site. I really enjoyed what I saw and made contact with Joyce who was brilliant and very informative. Within hours I had chosen the knives ( I could not resist ordering one for me as well) and the process was going. Peter phoned me that evening to confirm my package had left and we had a chat, if felt like I have known him for years. The next morning at 11 my package arrived, it felt like it was my birthday. The two rabbit hunters are stunning, the workmanship is out of this world and I have many other custom made knives to compare against. Peter and Joyce , thank you so much for making this occasion a memorable one, and you will be hearing from me soon ( save, save I must). Take Care and Good luck. Hope to meet you both one day. Regards Theo

 


 
Hey Peter and Joyce,
My new “Mattice” was waiting for me when I got home yesterday afternoon, WOW I think it got here faster than some of my other knives for the states. LOL. What a COOL little knife and the fit and finish are just TOP notch from the scales and the liners to the mosaic pins, not to mention the awesome leather sheath, the coaster, key chain and the storage towel I couldn’t be happier with how the whole thing turned out. You know it’s not just the knife I ‘m pleased with, it’s the fact that I now have TWO people in South Africa that I consider friends. My wife Chris was commenting on how your packaging was as good as, but better than mine, probably because you had the foam cutouts. LOL
I will be posting a few pictures of MY knife sometime this coming week after all I gotta show off my name sake.
Thanks again you two and one day I hope to meet the two of you at a knife show.
Matt Slinkard.
PS I’ll be looking for the updates on your web page.

 



Hi Peter and Joyce,
Nice to chat to you this evening – look forward to seeing you at the knife show in Sollingen! Your knives really look great – not that I know much about it – but the web site is super – nicely organized
Love
Marion Dannecker
Knittlingen, Baden Württemburg
South West Germany (email)

 



Hi Peter,
Visited your website 29/6/09 and was amazed at the wide variety, craftmanship and good looks of your knifes on show. Expect a call shortly to place an order. all of the best for the future.
Regards
Raymond Kelly
Welkom (email)

 



Hi Peter,
Thanks for accommodating us all on Saturday morning on your recent stopover in Durban, most enjoyable time. Your craftsmanship is superb and of high quality. By far the best leather sheaths I have ever come across. Keep up the excellent work.
Also a I must commend your Grandson on his first knife, made under your direction, I was blown away at the level of skill and talent that came from a 11 year old on his first outing.  WOW!!   Teach that boy well, as he will do you proud.
Kind regards,
Vaughan Booyens
Kids Talk CC (email)

 



Hi, my name is Pierre Fouche.
I found your site on the internet and was seriously impressed by your designs.
I live in Polokwane (used to be Pietersburg) in the Limpopo Province.
Ps. You have a truly nice style and your site is awesome

 



Howzit Peter
 
I got my knife and WOW what a knife well made well presented and a good price.
Thanks for your help and I look forward to ordering more knives soon  
Stefan Bosch 
I have received the 2 jackal hunters today! Pure craftsmanship magic! It is simply some of the finest knives I have ever held in my hands or laid eyes on. Out of 40 odd sites I have visited before making my choice of knives, you stood out like a diamond in the rough, I am more than pleased with my decision to buy from you and will most definitely buy over and over again. You are excellent communicators and make the buying process all worth it!
 
Keep it up, you make us South Africans mighty proud.
 
Regards, 
Ruan Malan 
Group Technology Officer
TelFree Group Of Companies 

 



Hi
Just visited your site – congratulations it is well organized and really professional – keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ken Swanepoel
Manager Welkom Fresh Produce Market

 



Peter
I received my knife today. Like yourself, I came second in the SA Knife Makers Guild Non-Guild members competition in 2007. I appreciate the quality of your work.  I like the new approach to grind hollow on one side and concave on the other. The bead blasted finish is also nice and will add value to good working knife. Nice grind lines, symmetry, fit and leatherwork. I am certain that I shall enjoy working with the knife.
From a fellow knife maker, it is a job well done.
Johan Ellis, Springbok, SA

 



Peter
Wow mate you have outdone yourself my knife is stunning to say the least.I am truely satisfied with a great knife please keep up the good work.
Regards
Mark Le Roux

 



Dear Peter and Joyce, 
It was nice to meet you at the Easter Show. It was even nicer to acquire the Big Bronze knife! Thank you very much, I look forward to doing more business with you in future, and I appreciate your enthusiasm about your craft. 
Best wishes.
Hennie du Toit

 



Dear Sir, I stumbled upon your web address in 'BLADE' magazine, and wish to thank you for your pleasing designs for your cutlery. In this ho hum world where everything looks like everything else it is refreshing to see really eye catching form. Keep up the good work!
Thank you!
Jim & Nancy Shull
SHULL HANDFORGED KNIVES

 



Hi Peter, Your knives are absolutely stunning! I cannot believe what you have achieved in such a short time.
Eunice
I received my Kiridashi today, it is absolutely stunning. This knife is sleek, razor sharp, flashy and at the same time simplistic in true Japanese style. Love it,Johan Coetzer

 



Peter,
I just got the knife, it is excellent, from the steel, to the fit, to the sheath. I really like the texture of the blade and the holes in the fold of the sheath. The metal to wood fit will be of great comfort. If I can get out to the Great Southern Knife Show this weekend, I'll show it about.
It is truly a job well done.
Thank you,
Jim Kitchens (email)

 



Hi Pete,
Nice array of knives and excellent photos of the Knives. Enjoyed your website. Well done.
 Regards. Len Marks (email)
Yes yes yes it's here, a truly stunning knife thank you Peter.
I cant wait to get my hands on more of your knives
 
Kind regards
Mark Le Roux (email)

 



I am very impressed with your new site. I will put it in my favourites so that I can look at it from time to time.
 
Take care,
your English friend, Jacky (email)