Steve Katz is originally from Johannesburg South Africa. Steve has worked as an Anti Poaching Agent with a K9 Unit and also a Tour Guide in many areas of South Africa. He speaks 7 of the 11 Official Languages of SA and his love for Africa and its culture is evident in all the knives he creates. Steve’s work is Sole Authorship, he Forges his own Steel, does all his own Carving and even Makes his own Leather Sheaths.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Steve Katz
~ Direct from the Maker from the Blade Show 2018 ~
Here is a very unique, Hand Forged Full Size Hunter from Steve. I chose this knife for its wonderfully artistic appearance and exemplary value.
The design is very comfortable in the hand and it has an immediately evident artisan made appearance. Steve Forged the Blade from High Carbon 1095 Steel and gave the Flats a Flint Knapped type of texture. The Cutting Edge bevel is Convex so it will Strop very easily.
The Hand Carved Ebony Handle is generous in size and Steve chose to carve it in a 3D “Speak No Evil” Monkey shape.
The Wood of the handle has beautiful grain and character and the Individual Carving marks enhance the appearance when viewed up close.
The Bolster is Stabilized Black Palm Wood and it matches the Ebony very well.
Steve’s work offers a rustic, Hand Made package in a very affordable price range.
Provided with a thick Right Hand Leather Belt Sheath with a Pewter Three Monkeys inlay and African Motif on the front. The knife fits deep and securely, no chance of the knife accidentally falling out.
A unique package direct from the Maker.