MesserTage 2018
10. - 13. MAI 2018

Knife Days 2018

From 10. to 13. May 2018, Deutsches Klingenmuseum – the German Blade Museum – invited all friends of fine blades to the Knife Days 2018.
The traditional Knife Makers’ Show was the highlight of the four-day event, accompanied by a Collectors’ Convention and a Knife Market.

Collectors' Convention

Thursday | 10. MAY (Ascension Day)| 11:00 – 16:00
The first of the Knife Days provided an opportunity for collectors to meet, to exchange and to network. Two areas of collection were highlighted:
The museum’s first floor was dedicated to exquisite cutlery, to fine forks, knives, and spoons. On the second floor, collectors of vintage knives (produced before 1980) presented their treasures.

Knife Market

Friday | 11. MAY | 10:00 – 17:00
The second of the Knife Days was an open marketplace for all things relevant to knives and knife making: Inexperienced and hobby knife makers were just as welcome as vendors of tools and materials necessary for the craft, and there was space for knife companies and second-hand knives. Workshops on knife making and proper knife use completed the program.

Knife Makers' Show

Saturday | 12. MAY | 13:00 – 19:00
Sunday | 13. MAY | 10:00 – 15:00
The Knife Makers’ Show was the heart of the Knife Days: An international selection of exquisite knife makers presented the products of their craftsmanship. Besides that, a range of fine materials and various exhibitions made the show a great experience for all visitors. Furthermore, the Klingenmuseum Knife-Award 2018 was awarded on Saturday, 12. MAY at 19:30, in an official ceremony.

Deutsches Klingenmuseum
Klosterhof 4, D - 42653 Solingen, Germany
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