Information for visitors

KNIFE 2020. The Solingen Blade Fair is the successor to MesserMacherMesse, the Knife Makers’ Show, which was organised by Deutsches Klingenmuseum for almost twenty years. This event comes in a new shape, held in the heart of the City of Blades at Theater und Konzerthaus Solingen. The city’s theatre and concert hall features large premises and professional event equipment, and can be easily reached by public transportation or car. It is the perfect venue for the KNIFE.

Click here for a virtual tour through the location.

KNIFE 2020 is organized by the Deutsches Klingenmuseum, the German Blade Museum, in cooperation with Deutsche Messermacher Gilde, the German Knifemakers’ Guild, Industrieverband Schneid- und Haushaltswaren, the Industry Association for Cutting Tools and Household Goods, and Solingen’s City Marketing. It is open to all exhibitors and visitors who share a fascination for high-class knives and outstanding blades – both as a market place and as meeting point for friends.

09-10 May 2020

Saturday | 09 May 2020 | 10:00-18:00
Sunday | 10 May 2020 | 10:00-16:00

  regular reduced*
One day 12,– € 6,– €
Two days 20,– € 10,– €

* Reduced entry prices are reserved for visitors under eighteen and holders of a severely handicapped pass.

Venue:
THEATER UND KONZERTHAUS SOLINGEN, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 71, 42651 Solingen
https://theater-solingen.de/

Tickets are available at entry, or through advance booking via Theater und Konzerthaus Solingen.

Whilst the event is ongoing a ticket to the KNIFE also grants free entry to Deutsches Klingenmuseum. Bus 683 (direction Vohwinkel) stops next to the event location, and will bring you within 12 minutes directly to the “Deutsches Klingenmuseum” bus stop.

Please note that dogs or other animals are not allowed on the premises. Please obey the rules of German weapon laws. Persons under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are not allowed on the premises and will be expelled from the event.

Visit the KNIFE 2020

Tickets

Event programme

Saturday | 09. May 2020 | 17:00
Event Stage

Deutsches Klingenmuseum Knife Award 2020

The Knife Award of Deutsches Klingenmuseum is an annual competition for outstanding handmade knives. The competition theme of 2020 is The Perfect Cooking Knife.

The Freunde des Deutschen Klingenmuseum (Friends of the German Blade Museum) foundation has donated a prize of 2000€ for the award winner in 2020. The award ceremony will be held at the KNIFE 2020.

Please click here for further information on the Knife Award 2020.

Saturday and Sunday | 09. and 10. May 2020 | 10:00 – 17:00
Stiftersaal at Deutsches Klingenmuseum

Hands-On-Session at Deutsches Klingenmuseum

Visitors of KNIFE 2020 with a valid ticket have free entry to the Deutsches Klingenmuseum for the duration of the event weekend.

During the museum’s opening hours you will have the chance to take historic originals into your hands or take close-up pictures of them. Objects from different times and areas will be presented, from Solingen rapiers to Indonesian kris. A selection of original fencing books will also be shown.

Knife Award 2019
Dr. Michael Ganz

Knife Award 2019
Uwe Göring

Knife Award 2019
Cyrus Haghjoo

Knife Award 2019
Markus Haas

Knife Award 2019
Jukka Hankala

Knife Award 2019
Ralf Hoffmann

Knife Award 2019
Peter Hofman

Knife Award 2019
Richard Kappeller

Knife Award 2019
Noriaki Narushima

Knife Award 2019
André Perret

Knife Award 2019
Hans Weinmüller

Knife Award 2019
Stefan Steigerwald (Winner)

In and around Solingen

Why not use your time at KNIFE 2020 to also enjoy the many attractions in and around Solingen?

Get an insight to the history of the Solingen cutlery industry at LVR Industriemuseum Hendrichs. Experience the water-powered grinding technology of earlier generations at Schleifermuseum Balkhauser Kotten, with ist scenic location at the Wupper river. Take a ride with the cable car to Schloss Burg, a medieval castle situated high atop Solingen, and learn about the age in which the Solingen blade tradition has ist roots. The newly opened Galileum, an interactive planetarium, will take you from the past to the stars. And only a few minutes walk from the Klingenmuseum, the Art Museum Solingen and the Center for Persecuted Arts show their collections. Further tips for your stay at the City of Blades are available at Stadtmarketing Solingen.

In Wuppertal-Vohwinkel, just 20 minutes from KNIFE’s venue by car or bus, is the western terminus of the world famous Wuppertal Suspension Railway. Its impressive steel frame has lost nothing of its fascination since it was commissioned in 1901.

For those not only interested in knives, but also in the history of tools and tool-making, a trip tot he German Tool Museum in Remscheid is a must.

And finally, just 30 km away, Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, offers a wide range of leisure activities – from luxurious shopping miles and major museums to the town‘s „Little Tokyo“ with its numerous Japanese shops and restaurants.

List of exhibitors

(Will be updated continuously)

Thomas Hauschild

Moitzfeld 23
D 51429 Bergisch Gladbach

https://www.deutsche-messermacher-gilde.de/thomas-hauschild/
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Staufener Messerschmiede

Mathias Maresch
Hauptstr. 16
79219 Staufen

www.mareschmesser.de
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Erich Niemeier

Frank-Caro-Str. 105
84518 Garching an der Alz

www.messer-niemeier.de
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Scheidler Messer

Katternberger Straße 80a
42655 Solingen

www.scheidler-messer.de
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M. Leimküller - Solingen

Weckshof 6
42657 Solingen

www.leimkueller-messer.de
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Vlad Matveev blacksmith

Bulvar Schjorsja 7
241022 Bryansk

www.vladmatveev.com
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Henninger Messer

Im Winterrot 19
76228 Karlsruhe

www.henninger-messer.de

Jordan Knife Design

Stationsweg Oost 229
3931 EP Woudenberg

www.jordanknives.com
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Cavedonart

Viale Nuova Florida 51
00040 Ardea

www.cavedonart.com
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Apeiron Bladeworks

Am Gutspark 3
16761 Hennigsdorf

www.Apeiron-Bladeworks.com
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Handgemachte Messer

Kirchhalde 8
72669 Unterensingen

www.messersyndikat.de
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Schäferschmiede

Brünnleinswiese 19
91522 Ansbach



Messerschmiede Gobec OG

Weinserstrasse 42
3681 Hofamt Priel

www.gobec.at
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gidowolf

via 10 giornate 138 g
25063 gardone v.t (bs)italy

www.gidowolf.it
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Messermacher

Oberdorfstrasse 25
8408 Winterthur

www.andre-perret.ch
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Damastschmuck

Wingergasse 2
76228 Karlsruhe

www.damastschmuck.de
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Art & Scrimshaw

Obere Dorfstr. 30
71576 Burgstetten

www.evahalat.de
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Masshammer_Custom_Folding_Knives

Rosengartenstrasse 1
93161 Sinzing

www.masshammer.de
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Messerdepot Kinast

Lindenbaumstr., 26
42659 Solingen

www.messerdepot.de
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Fa. Jürgen Schanz

Karlsfeldstrasse 13
76297 Stutensee

www.schanz-messer.de
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Der kleine Messerladen

Allensteiner Str. 45
56566 Neuwied

www.der-kleine-messerladen.de
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Mainolfiknives

via Pastiniello, 6
84017 Positano (SA)

www.mainolfiknife.com
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Schmiedewerkstätte Markus Balbach e.K.

Heinrich-Wörner-Str. 1-3
35789 Laubuseschbach

www.balbachdamast.com
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A.T.S.

33 Westfield Avenue
LE8 5PL Countesthorpe

www.Ratelknives.com
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RG-Knives

Haus Borg 2
59457 Werl

www.rg-knives.de
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Consoli Sergio

via Silvio Pellico 31
25032 Chiari

www.consoliknives.com
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OTTER-Messer GmbH

Schwertstrasse 35
42651 Solingen

www.otter-messer.de
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Pöhler

Brettenerstr. 101
75438 Knittlingen


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Klingenwelt

Bachstrasse 4-6
56743 Mendig

www.Klingenwelt.de
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Messermacher & Schleifservice Metin Anan

Herrnackerweg 9
65527 Niedernhausen

www.messermacher-metin-anan.de
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Karl-Heinz Koob

Bieler Straße 3
35606 Solms

www.koob-messer.de
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Vetako s.r.o.

Pod Bučinou 319
25203 Řitka

www.sharpeningtool.eu

Puma GmbH IP Solingen

An den Eichen 20-22
42699 Solingen

www.pumaknives.de
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WORKSHOP ULDANOVA

8 MARTA 19/27
606108 RUSSIA NIZEGORODSKAY OBLAST PAVLOVO

www.KNIFE-EFES.RU
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FRIZZI KNIVES

VIA KYOTO, 31
50126 FIRENZE

www.frizzi-knives.com
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Muro Pelliconi Alberto

Corso Cattedrale vico 3° n.8
09091 ALES



Drumm

Lichtensteinstrasse 33
89160 Dornstadt

www.steel-and-fire.com
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ScorpioDesign

Freyastr. 16 B
38106 Braunschweig

www.ScorpioDesign.de
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Novawood Simone Strauss

Hauptstrasse 38
55270 Bubenheim

www.novawood.de

Belgischer Brocken

Pfarrhofstrasse 14
94405 Landau an der Isar

www.belgischerbrocken.com
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Rafael Gürtler Handgefertigte Messer

Leßlohe 24
92697 Georgenberg

www.rafaelguertler.de
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Karl Bahns GmbH

Burger Landstr. 60
42659 Solingen

https://www.burgvogel.de
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PassionFrance

Mauerstraße 9
64289 Darmstadt

www.passionfrance.de
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DOVO Stahlwaren Bracht GmbH & Co. KG

Böcklinstr. 10
42719 Solingen

www.dovo.com
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Greg Forge

Kovzhuna 9/12
79005 Lviv/ Ukraine

www.gregforge.com.ua
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Messerwerkstatt R&R

Geschwister Scholl Str. 21
19322 Wittenberge

www.laguiole-germany.de
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Zirbes

Neustr. 15
54526 Landscheid

www.zirbes-messer.de
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Jörg Schneider Messer

Weisse Burg Str.
53332 Sechtem


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Der-Damastschmied

Stemberg 23
33106 Paderborn-Wewer

www.der-damastschmied.de
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Messerwerkstatt Steigerwald

Schwander str. 12a
90530 Wendelsteibn

www.steigerwald-messer.de
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Feine Jagd-und Sammlermesser

Dr.-Velten-Straße 7
55543 Bad Kreuznach

www.helmutklein.com
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Messermacher Sollorz

Am Isental 19
84424 Isen

 

Klaas, Robert GmbH & Co. KG

Pfeilstr. 37
42699 Solingen

www.robert-klaas.de
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Atelier Giovaninetti

Dégoulat
63300 Thiers

www.giovaninetti.com
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Pavel Rihacek

Lomy
67531 Lomy

www.nipponto.cz
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Atelier Névé

5 rue de lyon
63300 thiers

www.couteaux-neve.com
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Nazarov Knives

Stadionnay
606121 Vorsma

https://nazarklinok.ru
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Jens Schneider

Cöthner Str. 10
04155 Leipzig



HORL-1993

Ensisheimer Straße 2a
79110 Freiburg

https://www.horl-1993.de/
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Cimmerian Custom Knives

L.Stal str. 7/178
49000 Dnepropetrovsk

www.cimmerian.com.ua
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DK-Messer

Ringstraße 8
46509 Xanten

www.dk-messer.de
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JF Messerschmiede

Alte Dorfstr. 11
14542 Werder OT Plötzin

www.jf-messer.de
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Wolfgang Peter-Michel

Von-Wylich-Str. 10
51491 Overath

https://www.wpm-koeln.de
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mbmesser

Waldfrieden Str. 16
85241 Hebertshausen

http://www.mbmesser.com

Messer/Design

Gschwandnergasse 36a/5
1170 Wien

www.viennablade.com
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Pekka Tuominen Custom Knives

Pohjois-Keiteleentie 20
72930 Tossavanlahti

www.pekkatck.fi
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WladForge

Nezavisimosti 25
9000 Mezhgorie



Schwarzschmiede

Winkel 153
16259 Neulewin

www.schwarzschmiede.de
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Messergarage

Rosenstraße 6
66862 Kindsbach

www.messergarage.de
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Mermaid Supplies

Buchenhof 1
49214 Bad Rothenfelde

www.mermaidsupplies.dk

Two 4 sharP Art OG.

Gamingerstraße 21
3270 Scheibbs

www.24sharpart.at

Pieter-Paul Derks Bladesmith

Paardekopweg 6a
5754PZ Deurne

www.mefecit.nl
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Rönnau Messer

Bgm.A.Stoltenberg-Str 11
24217 Fiefbergen

www.roennau-messer.de
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Bauer

H.-und-Th.Mann Str. 27
06108 Halle Saale

www.messer-otto.de
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Atelier Ôdae

16 rue lasteyras
63300 Thiers


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Messerschmied Martin Huber

Höllstraße 18/4
4451 Garsten, Österreich

www.messerschmied-huber.at
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BOIS52-3APL

5 route de Rizaucourt, Argentolles
52330 Colombey Les Deux Eglises

www.bois52-3apl.fr

 

Saporiti Roberto

Via ponte uso, 1
47030 Sogliano al Rubicone

www.armistorichesaporiti.com
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More exhibitors

Messerwerkstatt Dobner
Brandsängen, 67020 Glava Gränsjön / Sweden
www.custom-knives.se