MesserTage 2018
10. - 13. MAI 2018

Knife Days 2018

From 10. to 13. May 2018, Deutsches Klingenmuseum – the German Blade Museum – invites all friends of fine blades to the Knife Days 2018.
The traditional Knife Makers’ Show will be the highlight of the four-day event, accompanied by a Collectors’ Convention and a Knife Market. No matter if you are a knife professional, a hobbyist, or simply interested in blades – you will surely enjoy the Knife Days 2018 at Deutsches Klingenmuseum!

Collectors' Convention

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

Knife Market

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

Knife Makers' Show

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

If you would like to apply for a table at the Knife Makers’ Show or the Knife Market, or if you are interested in taking part in the Collectors’ Convention, please fill in the online application.

Deutsches Klingenmuseum
Klosterhof 4, D - 42653 Solingen, Germany
Press contact: Sixt Wetzler | +49 212 25836-12 |




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  • on Fridays 14 –17 Uhr
  • on Mondays closed