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I. Klingenmuseum Sword Festival

Saturday & Sunday | 14. & 15. JUL 2018


The Spanish Rapier, the Persian Shamshir, the Japanese Katana – few objects of human culture exert such fascination as the sword. Throughout all times and regions it has been as well a weapon as a symbol, a work of art and a high-tech product.

The Sword Festival at Deutsches Klingenmuseum will consist of two full days devoted to this world-wide fascination of the sword in all its facets. Historical bladed weapons and modern sword forging, fencing techniques from Europe to the Far East: Sword-Enthusiasts will be delighted!

The Sword Festival will include:

Sword Fair

The Sword Fair offers a wide range of products: in the first place there will be modern hand-forged custom swords and historical bladed weapons. But also factory made training swords and blades from serial production, training equipment, books, sword ornaments and elements of pop-culture that are related to the sword, can be presented here.

Collectors’ Convention

At the Collectors' Convention, enthusiasts of historical pieces have the opportunity to present their collections, to establish new contacts, and to discuss with other participants.


From European sabre fencing to Filipino Kali: in a sports hall in the immediate vicinity of the Klingenmuseum, workshops in different fencing arts will be offered, for beginners as well as advanced students, children and adults.

Info Café

At the Info Café, museums, clubs and associations related to the sword have the opportunity to present themselves to the public and to convey their work.

Lectures and demonstrations

Designated professionals will give lectures on the history and significance of the sword, while in the museum's courtyard fencing clubs and craftsmen will present demonstrations of their skills.

You are interested to take part in any of these activities – be it as a vendor or collector, a fencing club or a museum? The online application form can be found here. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions and ideas via email to schwertfestival@solingen.de.
We are looking forward to welcome you at the first Klingenmuseum Sword Festival!




  • Täglich 10 – 17 Uhr
  • Freitags 14 – 17 Uhr
  • Montags geschlossen