Des was born in 1947 in Johannesburg, UAR. He graduated from high school and University Vita. Before he moved to Cape Town, he was working as a dentist. He began creating knifes at school, after he received advice from Bo Randall. Das consider that he made the first knife of good quality in 1970, from the steel 01. At 90-s Das is taking part in international knife exhibitions and many timeshas wonawardsfor design and qualityknivesmade ??by himin South Africa andother countries. In 2004 he decided tostop working as dentist and to devote himself to a favorite cause – making art knifes.