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German Blade Museum
Collection from the German Blade Museum in Solingen
The Deutsches Klingenmuseum (Blade Museum) in Solingen arguably has the most extensive collection of knives, swords, daggers and culinary cutlery in the world. The collection spans more than 4000 years starting in the Bronze Age (about 2000 B.C.) up to contemporary times. The museum documents the history of Solingen, Germany, and beyond from the perspective of
the knife. Nearly everything that defines a society can be seen in the design, popularity and manufacture of blades. The development of technology, the rise and fall of the economy, the turbulence of war, the excess or depletion of natural materials, the level of crime and violence all effect the design and manufacture of certain kinds of edged weapons, knives and cutlery. There is also a children's museum adjacent to the main building.
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm, Friday 2pm - 5pm.
Address: Klosterhof 4, 42653 Solingen-Gräfrath
Tags: Solingen, Museum, Knives, Blades
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