The custom-made blade is hollow-ground and hand-polished to a finish that makes the blade one of the finest hunting knives on the planet. The blade is completed with a knife handle made from exotic materials. Being true to the South African heritage and drawing inspiration from Africa's magnificent wildlife, the materials for the handles are locally sourced. This allows the handles to be made from the finest materials on the planet, such as Mammoth molar, Giraffe bone, Kudu bone, African Blackwood and Warthog tusk.
The Arno Bernard Knives are made on the outskirts of the town of Bethlehem, South Africa. The four Bernard brothers collectively have an amazing talent, and their skill is noteworthy in each knife they make. Though they work incredibly well together as a team, and all of them have some role in the actual hand finishing of the knives and sheaths, each brother has a more specific role to play in the crafting of these beautiful creations. It is therefore mostly Franco that is involved in new product designs and Juan that heads up the handle division.