“Master the skill to be able to make your own professional survival knives”
“Master the skill to be able to make your own professional survival knives”


On this 2-day advanced knife making course you will learn advanced techniques to enable you to make your very own knives.

You will learn all the principles of knife making and learn in-depth skills to make quality knives. After this course you will be able to make your own quality knives at home !

Course Information


Accommodation, meals, knife making materials, STASA certification and course badge included.

Book for both the BASIC and ADVANCED Knife making courses and pay only R2995 !

21-22 August / 11-12 September / 23-24 October / 27-28 November / 18-19 December


22-23 January / 19-20 February / 19-20 March / 16-17 April / 21-22 May / 18-19 June

2 Days and 1 Night. We take only 4 students per course to make sure you receive the best training and personal attention.

Starts: Saturday – 09h00
Ends: Sunday – 15h00

We run the BASIC knifemaking 1-day course on a friday as the ADVANCED knifemaking -2-day course is run on the saturday and sunday. Most students book for both courses and spend the weekend learning all the skills to make knives and leather sheaths. You will receive 15% off the course price and save R585 when you book both courses for the same weekend !

Kids under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This course is available at our Gauteng training branch.

All meals are provided and included in the course.

Accommodation is included and you will experience sleeping in a hammock on this course.

No, you do not need to be fit to do this course as the skills learned does not require a lot of physical activity. You do the skills at your own pace.

You do not need any kit for this course. All the materials needed to make your knife is provided and included in the course.

Any person over the age of 16 years can attend the course on his/her own and if you are under the age of 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult. As long as you can hold a knife and understand the skills you can join the course.

Yes. The course is STASA (Survival Training Association of South-Africa) certified and you can add the qualification to your CV. You can also talk to the instructor on the course if you want more information on how to become involved in a career with Boswa Survival.

Skills you will acquire on this 2 day course:

  • Advanced fire forging
  • Setting up your own knife making area at home
  • Advanced forging techniques and principles
  • Steel structures, hardening and shaping
  • Designing your own knife blade
  • Forging and finishing your own survival blade
  • Leather craft included ! Make your own leather sheath for your knife
  • You will make a beautiful handmade knife!

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