The art of knife-making and scrimshaw

Native to Zimbabwe, drawing from the age of 7, Nkosi has evolved into arguably Africa’s preeminent big game scrimshaw artist. A humble father of 5 who started out his scrimshaw art on other knife makers’ work. Soon realizing the potential and his God given talent, Nkosi developed into knifemaking itself. Designing and hand crafting his own range of fixed blades and folding knives, together with his world class Scrimshaw artwork, Nkosi earned membership to the prestigious Knifemaker’s Guild of Southern Africa - A combined talent seldom seen.

Using the best Austrian N690 stainless steel, every piece is accompanied with knife handle material that varies - mainly African game bone, horn, indigenous woods, ivory substitutes, G10, titanium and color resins.

Appreciated globally, every piece is delivered with a hand sewn veg tan leather sheath, Nkosi knives are continually evolving in quality, beauty and demand.

An investment for any enthusiast

A variety of styles
Folding Knives
Certificate of Authentication
Leather sheath

What is scrimshaw

Scrimshaw is scrollwork, engravings, and carvings done in bone or ivory.

The blades

Austrian N60 Stainless steel is used for the blades, combined with titanium accents.

The handles

The handles are made of a variety of ivory and bone.



Masterpiece of work!
James Smith
Hel Krehbil
Another great knife to add to my Nkosi collection.
Samuel Tatalovik
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