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Andre de Villiers ... ADV Handmade Knives ... South Africa

Self taught André started making knives while in school. A need for a hunting knife snowballed into a career after his father wanted one too. He has been a full time maker since 1990. Most of his knives are designed for hard use but also have a refinement that is rarely found in knives of that type, which creates a category some call “dress tactical”.  André de Villiers is a South African custom knifemaker of both custom and mid-tech designs.