Corrie Schoeman is a virtuoso knife maker and member of the South African Knifemakers Guild.
Corrie started to create knives when he was a student, more than 30 years ago. He made his first Bowie knife almost from garbage: a car detail and a chip of deer horn. He still keeps this knife as a relic.
Then Schumann began to dream of a samurai sword. He could not afford to buy Japanese weapon, but he already had experience. Of course, there weren't enough opportunities for a full-fledged katana, but he tried to make a short sword. The result of many days of work was a very good sai — a dagger like a trident, the traditional weapon of the warriors of the island of Okinawa.
The guys from the University were fascinated by custom sai and Corrie continued to make knives as a hobby. Only years after he made knifemaking his profession.
Corrie Schoeman is a charming snob and prefers to work only with premium materials. The blades are made of Damascus, while for the handles are used the most unimaginable materials: giraffe bone and meteorite, mammoth tusk and G10, micarta and bronze. The scales where one material goes with an impressive overlay on top of another — is the zest of the master. One more feature of Corrie Schoeman is a backspacer incrustation with precious stones (mainly rubies). Most often, the master creates stylish EDC, but recently, he added unusual balisongs with composing handles to his range.