This is a list of association of knives and knife corporations both Italian and foreign.
An association,in law, indicates an entity consisting of a set of individuals or legal entities (associates)linked by the pursuit of a common purpose that in this case is linked to the dissemination and protection of the art of knife making.
Each of these associations has its own oriented peculiarities and with the aim of safeguarding the artisan knife intended as an object of art but also with different cultural historical nuances.
Each of these has its own statute shall shall sit down and have a common passion for knife and blades.
It’s a way to maintain a tradition and be a collector among various makers.
Each maker can request to be part of these associations but with an important premise that is to demonstrate their ability to make a maker.
This is no small detail because the association is a guarantor of the fact that the makers that are part of it have a very high level of quality standards.
We are talking in some way about a certification and recognition as is the case with paintings for artists of painting.
Often the makers are part of several associations also to be able to participate in the exhibitions that each association does and that usually attracts many fans.
- Italian Coltellinai Corporation (C.I.C)
- Italian Hobbyists Knife Association (A.C.H.I)
- Italian Union Of Knives (U.I.C)
- Knife-wielding Emiliano Romagnoli (C.E.R)
- American Bladesmiths Society (A.B.S)
- Knifemakers Guild
- Canadian Knifemaker Guild (CKG)
- South Carolina Association of Knife Makers (SCAK)
- Professional Knifemaker Association (PKA)
- Texas knifemakers & Collectors Associations (TKCA)
- Custom Knife Collectors Association
If your intention is to make knives but also to seek recognition as a level maker, being part of an association is one of the ways but as I told you it is a path made by a commission that evaluates your creations also through paths Guided.
Many associations ask you to create specific knives in order to be able to evaluate your skills even on types of knives that are not your sorority.
I update this page with the information of the various associations and add new ones to keep the list always up to date.
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