It was 1996 when the Italian Knifemaker Guild started and its five founders still very doubtful, wondered what their creature will be like.

Brought about for preserving the handmade knives meant as work of art, the Association rouse its importance during the following year with the first show in Milan.

The progressive run of impeccable shows spurred the attention of the most famous knifemakers who consider Milan an irremissibly reference point for the Masters of the field.

Acknowledged by everybody, competent visitors and undisputed international artists, the Italian Knifemaker Guild show represents the conclusion of one year activity. The show is now regarded as one of the most important in the world.

Mr Paolo Negretti
C.I.C. Honorary Member