Exhibition «22nd Milan Knife Show» 2018
The 22nd annual Milan Knife Show will take place in Milan in December 1 and December 2, 2018. For knife community this event has a special meaning, since Masters of the Italian Guild of Knifemakers are recognized legislators and classics in the field of knife-art.
There are many reasons for the success of the Milan event.
First, the geographical location. Milan has a great advantage — the city is easily accessible, Malpensa (Milan airport) — the largest international hub daily receiving hundreds of aircraft from around the world.
Secondly, the historical sights and tourist infrastructure of the city allow exhibitors, collectors and visitors to enjoy not only the exhibition but also the city itself.
Thirdly, of course, the well-known Milan shopping is one of the best, if not the best in the world.
Milan has a reputation as a dynamic city, an Italian business and fashion capital, friendly and hospitable. The exhibition is usually held on the last weekend of November, when the city is already imbued with Christmas mood and preparing for the holidays. Holiday sales are another reason to visit the capital of Lombardy.
The Marriott hotel, that traditionally hosts the event, offers one of the most prestigious exhibition spaces of the city in terms of atmosphere and architecture. The hotel allows guests and guests to enjoy the numerous amenities and services that help visitors diversify their leisure time.
However, the most important factor in the success of this event is the strict organizational approach and the immutable rule established by the Guild Council: only handmade knives are exhibited at the Milan Knife Show, most of which are works of the one-off category. The quality of the works displayed here without exaggeration is outstanding. That is why the event invariably attracts sophisticated collectors and the best Masters from around the world. The custodians of the traditions of the Italian knife art claim that the participation of foreign knifemakers at the Milan Knife Show adds to it a special intercultural element of competition.
Moreover, at the Milan Knife Show a new trend has emerged, significantly increasing the cultural significance of the event. Collectors exhibit at the exhibition pearls of their own collections of high cultural and historical value.
Among the participants of the event are such celebrities as Fabrizio Silvestrelli, Todd Begg, Antonio Fogarizzu, Anthony Marfione, Sergio Consoli, Jean-Pierre Martin and many other Masters, among whom there are many of our compatriots. Manufactory of Stalina and Lomachenkov also participates. A complete list of exhibitors can be found here.
Today, Milan Knife Show is not just an expensive exhibition selling knives, it is a full-fledged art gallery from the world of highly artistic knife-making. In addition, the 22nd annual event of the Italian Guild is positioned for the first time as the “First Tactical Knife Show”, which means that the range of exhibited art knives will be significantly expanded due to the handmade tactical custom segment. Definitely worth seeing!
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