The Custom in the Making – The ideal behind a custom knife is the creation of something superior in its design, choice of materials, and the execution of its construction.

Where did it all start? Herucus J Blomerus was born in 1958 in Upington, Northern Cape, and grew up in Pretoria. He bought knives with his pocket money as a young boy. His interest grew to a knife collection of over 300 knives. He made his first knife in 1998 and it was not long before the interest in handcrafted knives developed. He started to setup his workshop and even built some of his own machinery.

He started under the mentorship of a friend, Andre Thorburn, and slowly developed his hobby into part time knife making. First he designed his own biltong knife and followed up making hunting knives. After completing his liner lock folding knife course, he started his well-known series of folding knives.

He continues to design new models, of which the HB 17 Motswiri & HB 18 Phiri models are the latest thereof. He continues to develop his craft and he focuses on custom builds. This gives the customer the opportunity to select their chosen materials to be used. That’s how knife dreams come true.

At a show