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KnifeAward 2019

Dear Knife Makers,

as most of you already know, there will be no Knife Makers' Show at Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen in 2019. The Klingenmuseum, the City of Solingen, and the Deutsche Messermacher Gilde (German Knifemakers' Guild) are, however, already planning a new event for the year 2020 – a new format that will surely excite you.

But even without a Knife Makers' Show, the KnifeAward will be awarded in 2019. As in the last years, it is endowed with 2 000,00 € by the Freunde des Deutschen Klingenmuseums e. V. The award ceremony will be held 29. JUN 2019 at Deutsches Klingenmuseum.

The motto for the award had been already announced in MAY 2018:

Slipjoint – always with yout!

The aim is to present an outstanding slipjoint knife that can be conveniently carried every day, and that is legal according to §42a of German weapon laws: single-edged, no locking mechanism (back locks, liner locks, axis-locks, etc.). Pieces will be judged according to functionality, craftsmanship, design, and creativity.

After the Knife Award, which will be held on 29. JUN, participating knives will be sent back to their makers. The winning knife will be exhibited at Deutsches Klingenmuseum until the festival of St. Martin, 11. NOV 2019, and will be sent back to the manufacturer afterwards.

We are looking forward to your participation!





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