Bowies by Dutch Knifemakers

In todays posting special attention for two talented Dutch knifemakers. One being a knifemaker for over 40 years and another started just last year, but both approximately the same age.

Here you can see on the right a Bowie made by Ed de Pauw. Ed started as a young boy making knives. He forges his blades himself. Ed is also co-founder of the Dutch Knife Exhibition and a Randall addict.

On the left you can see one of the very first knives of Gert van Es. Gert has a very talented son, also knifemaker, Peter van Es. Peter is in business for several years now. And this Bowie shows Peter did get his talent from his father, though Gert started years after his son did. Both being very modest about their talent and skills, they deserve a lot more attention.

More work of Gert and Peter van Es can be found here.

George Muller custom

George Muller is a custom knifemaker from South Africa (RSA) and known for the use of exotic materials. He makes a wide variety of fixed and folding knives. All have one thing in common: fit & finish.

This one I got a couple months ago. It was offered at a Dutch knifeforum. George Muller not very known in my region, this one was offered very affordable and I could not refuse. Coming with a decent warthog sheath, this one is a real Gentleman’s knife. I like the solution of 3 little studs in the blade as alternative for a nailnick.