The Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa Annual Show

Gauteng, 18-19 August 2017

Show Venue and Dates

Mosaïek Lifestyle Centre, Communio Exhibition Hall,
Danielle Street, Fairland, Gauteng.
GPS co-ordinates, X: 27d56.1069m, Y: 26d08.7500m

Conveniently situated next to the N1 in Roodepoort to the west of the city of Johannesburg, the premises are easily accessible from the 14th Avenue off ramp, and offer secure parking with access control.

Friday 18 August 2017: strictly from 15h00 – 19h00,
Saturday 19 August 2017: strictly from 10h00 – 15h00

The Coffee Shop is available next door to the show venue, should you arrive early!

The Exhibitors

At the Guild Show, approximately 50 knifemakers exhibit, plus allied crafts and materials and equipment suppliers. All types of knives are usually on display, from miniatures to swords, folders to hunters, art daggers to kitchen utilities. Materials range from hi-tech steels to own forged damascus, mammoth ivory to micarta, and horn, bone and unique African hardwoods. South African knifemakers have developed a deserved reputation for quality at international shows all over the world.

The exhibition runs over two days but is preceded by a ‘preview’ which is held on the Friday before the public exhibition on Saturday. This preview is intended to honor our most loyal supporters and offer the opportunity of inspecting or acquiring items from the current year’s offerings, in a more leisurely and less crowded atmosphere. The attendance is by invitation, is limited in numbers, and is extended on merit, to real enthusiasts. Welcome drinks and snacks are served and a bar service is available. Competition results are announced and the winning knives may be seen and handled, providing a good indication of current achievements and guide to the location of some of the noteworthy items around the hall. This preview invitation will normally be extended to all foreign visitors.

Further Information

Should you wish to attend one of the South African knife shows we would love to be of assistance to you. Our best advice is to correlate plans and intentions through the Guild chairman, Carel Smith, and to supply names of knifemakers who you may have met previously. Mention what you would like to do during your trip, and let us see where we can be of help or offer advice. It is in our real interest to help make your trip a successful and memorable experience.

You may wish to visit other South African attractions during your stay. We do not function as a travel agency but may well be able to put you in touch with the right instances if we are aware of your intentions. We shall be pleased to answer further queries you may have.

Should you require more information, please contact Melinda Rietveld at or +27 (0)71 303 5259