Arno Benard Knives
Arno Bernard Knives makes quality knives from premium materials at affordable prices. Their workshop is located outside of Bethlehem, a beautiful town in the Eastern Free State of South Africa. The rolling hills, green grasslands and beautiful water are ample inspiration for an artist perfecting his craft.
Arno Bernard Sr. made his first knife out of a saw blade in 1979. Currently, each blade is hollow ground freehand and hand-polished from world-class Bohler N690 stainless steel from Austria. Then it is heat treated and tempered to insure absolute quality. After going through the liquid nitrogen process, the blade is 59-60 on the Rockwell hardness scale.
The variety of unique African animals inspire each knife design. All of the 24different models are suitable for both collecting and everyday use, and each knife is fitted with a custom sheath. There are 14 different materials that they use for their handles. Some of the most popular are the exotic handle materials found only in Africa – Warthog Ivory Tusk, Giraffe Bone, and Crocodile Hide.