About The Maker

Adriaan de Villiers 316 Knives

316 Knives Handmade

316Knives is a small business in the heart of Zululand KZN.

An one-man operation headed by Adriaan de Villiers, who has a love for knives from a young age, Spears, Axes, Thoma-hawks, Camp Knives, Drop point hunters, Bowies, Fighting and Combat Knives, basically any sharp edged weapons and utility knives.

Customized Handmade Knives

At 316Knives, we can make you a custom knife to your liking with assurance that the finest of materials are used. Good quality steel, such as N690, is a favorite steel of 316knives and most of the knives that are made are made from this steel. When properly heat treated and tempered, it will give excellent edge holding properties and is suitable for applications such as knife making.

When my father gave me my first pocket knife, I was so excited about the fact that I actually was having my own knife and most important of all, my father trusted me to be responsible enough to own one. I remembered it as it was still the other day! Through the years I collected various knives but always knew that one day I am going to make my own knives. I finished school and did my National Service, after Army I started a career in the south African Police Service. Today 27 years later I am still a devoted K9 Search and Rescue handler in SAPS and enjoy part time knife making very much. In 2016 I officially started to brand my knifes as 316Knives by Adriaan de Villiers. I got saved in 2003 and as a reborn Christian one of my favorite verses is John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life" and therefore branded my knifes "316Knives"

Adriaan de Villiers

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