“Make your own survival knife”
“Make your own survival knife”


On this 1-day BASIC knife making course you will learn how to forge a knife blade in fire and make your own survival knife.

You will learn all the principles of knife making and after this course you will be able to make your own knives at home !

Course Information


Lunch, materials, certification and course badge included

26 February / 23 April / 2 July / 3 September / 26 November

1 Day

Starts: Saturday – 09h00
Ends: Saturday – 16h00

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 any of our training branches.

Lunch is provided and included in the course.

No, you do not need to be fit to do this course although you will have to be able to lift a hammer.

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 1 day course:

  • The principles of a fire forge
  • Safety around the forge
  • Working with intense heat
  • Forging techniques and principles
  • Steel structures, hardening and shaping
  • Blade designs
  • Forging your own survival blade
  • Wrapping a paracord handle for your knife
  • You will make an awesome complete survival knife!

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