Roodepoort-based knifemaker Sean Culhane has just completed the first of his third and final boot knives commemorating South Africa’s 30-year Bush War, which began in 1969 and ended in 1989. Three years ago, on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Bush War, the Roodepoort-based knifemaker produced his “Pro Patria” edition. The knife was inspired by the actual medal issued to soldiers serving in the “red zone” or operational area from 1974 onwards – the handle reflected the colours of the medal ribbon, with a miniature of the actual medal  embedded into the African hardwood handle and its design…

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