Boekoe Knives - Sean Van Rensberg Tactical Small Skinner - BeadBlast Blade
Barend Bastiaan Jansen van Rensburg was born in 1953. He was known, to his family and friends in the Vereeniging area,as Ben. Ben and Magda had two sons, Jacques born in 1973 and Sean born in 1976.
In 1980 it all began when Ben started making knives as a hobby. Ben, being nicknamed Bennie Boekwurm (Bookworm) is where he got the shortened version Boekoe from. On most of his earlier knives a small worm emblem will appear.
He was a founder member of the Newcastle Knife Makers Club and Knife making was only one of his passions, he was also an avid painter and hunter as well as doing a lot of scrimshaw work.
In 1983 he became a member of the Knife Makers Guild of South Africa, and became a professional hunter in 1993. But due to circumstances never managed to pursue it as a career. Making knives was a hobby that he loved and going to all the various knife shows in South Africa was always a highlight for him.
Sadly Boekoe passed away in December 2011.
The brothers continued their fathers hobby and at Sean's Second knife show DEKS - April 2013, Sean Walked away with 3 Awards in the Novice section:
BEST HUNTING KNIFE
BEST BIRD AND TROUT KNIFE
BEST FIGHTING KNIFE
Sean has continue carrying on with Boekoe Knives, making to order, as well as his original new own designs.
|Brand||SA HANDMADE KNIVES|
|Blade Steel||440C BeadBlast|
|Blade Length||8 cm|
|Overall Length||16.5 cm|
- Blade: BeadBlast
- Belt Sheath: Durable Black Codura laced w/eyelits