In practice:
August Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th 2022
Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
City centre, Parking Anatole France, 24300 Nontron

Prices:
PASS 1 DAY: 5 € – PASS 2 DAYS: 7 €
Free for less than 16 years old
Contacts:
Organisation
feteducouteau@gmail.com07 87 26 51 34
or
Pôle Expérimental des Métiers d’Art de Nontron et du Périgord-Limousin
contact@metiersdartperigord.fr05 53 60 74 17

We are glad to arrange a meeting with you in Nontron on August 6th and 7th for the 26th occasion of the Fête du Couteau (Knife Show).
The cradle of the most ancient folding knife of France celebrates for the 26th year the multiple aspects of the millennial art of the cutlery industry. In Nontron, in the heart of North Dordogne, a hundred of cutlery manufacturers, craftsmen and resellers of the entire world meet in order to share their passion with the public.
The Fête du Couteau welcomes renown cutlery manufacturers and put the spotlight on talented young creators.
You can acquire exceptional knives but also and above all discover the art of the cutlery through, numerous animations all along the weekend: engraving and forge demonstrations, installation of a blast furnace…
The previous week of the event, from August 1st to 5th 2022, a series of workshops/internships for young and adults will also be proposed. (Be careful, all the internships are in French).

The internships 2022:

 

Metalworking Module 1 in Etouars – From July 25th to July 29th 2022

Metalworking module 1: From iron ore to steel block
Driven by Régis Aranda, assisted by Michel Lemans in Etouars (24)
From Monday July 25th 2022 9 am to Friday July 29th 5 pm.
350 € the internship of 24 hours (divided on 5 days).
From 16 years old, 4 participants minimum and 8 maximum.
You will be able to realize the direct reduction of the iron and produce burrs. You will also be able to create blast furnaces.
The burrs will be worked in the grapple furnace in order to produce steel blocks with different carbon contents.
A unique experience in the heart of the material.
Internship only by reservation to the +33(0)7 77 99 90 42 or by email to michel@lemans.be. A cheque of 350 € will also be asked.

Metalworking Module 2 in Nontron – From August 1st to August 5th 2022

Metalworking module 2: Damascus and knife forge
Driven by Régis Aranda place Alfred Agard in Nontron
From Monday August 1st 2 pm to Friday August 5th 12 pm
300 € the internship of 24 hours divided on 5 days.
From 16 years old, 2 participants minimum and 4 maximum
This internship is a succession to the internship which occurred in Etouars the previous week and implies the same participants. You will realize Damascus from the steel blocks made in Etouars and you will forge a knife from the Damascus produced.
Internship only by reservation to the +33(0)6 26 36 64 55 or by email to feteducouteau@gmail.com

Forging your own knife in Nontron – From August 1st to August 5th 2022

Forging your own knife
Driven by Michel Lemans and Alain Conesa, Place Alfred Agard in Nontron
From Monday August 1st 2 pm to Friday August 5th 12 pm
300 € the internship of 24 hours divided on 5 days.
From 16 years old, 4 participants minimum, 8 maximum.
An internship of 5 days supervised by two professionals cutlery manufacturers for the most complete immersion in the universe of the cutlery forge. You will be a master of your own work: from the initial drawing of the knife to its creation. You will learn how to create your own knife from start to finish according to the basic technics of the cutlery forge: the quenching and the tempering.
At the end of the internship you will have realized your own knife and will leave with the unique objects you have created.
Internship only by reservation to the +33(0)6 26 36 64 55 or by email to feteducouteau@gmail.com

Sharpening your knives, it’s an art! – Friday August 5th in Nontron

Sharpening your knives, it’s an art!
Driven by Christophe Pailler, Affût’pro 24, Place Alfred Agard in Nontron
Friday August 5th from 2 to 5 pm
48 € the internship of 3 hours.
From 18 years old, 4 participants maximum.
This internship proposes to discover by a theorical supply and a practical initiation the art of sharpening knives. While learning to distinguish the different types of metals and blades, to observe the right angles of sharpening, practising both on a water grindstone and a steel, discovering the vocabulary inherent to the art of sharpening (burr, polishing, deburring, honing and sharpening…), you will leave at home with knowledge and practise to sharpen your creations or your knives at home and even the ones of your friends!
Internship only by reservation to the +33(0)6 26 36 64 55 or by email to feteducouteau@gmail.com

Initiation to an ancestral art: the scrimshaw! – August Wednesday .3rd, Thursday 4th or Friday 5th 2022

Initiation to an ancestral art: the scrimshaw!
Driven by Sonia Lust, Place Alfred Agard in Nontron
August Wednesday 3rd or Thursday 4th for the public
August Friday 5th for professional cutlery manufacturers.
From 9 am to 12 pm and from 2 to 5 pm
60 € for 6 hours of internship, material non-included. It is necessary to add 15 to 20 € of raw materials.
From 15 years old, 3 participants.
The art of scrimshaw finds its origin in the Far North around Inuit tribes. The sailors from the time of the sailing ships also practised it.
Sonia Lust will transmit you this specific and ancestral knowhow. She will help you to discover the different materials which serve as a basis for the scrimshaw (mammoth ivory, warthog tusk, stag’s antlers, buffalo and bovids horns, walrus tusk and micarta – synthetic material), but she will also give you technical explanations, examples of drawing already realized… Then, the moment of drawing by dotted lines or lines will come. You will draw with a dry point on a tender material very polished.
Notions required: Master of drawing in order to easily draw animals, flowers…
Internship only by reservation to the +33(0)6 26 36 64 55 or by email to feteducouteau@gmail.com

Assemble your own Nontron knife! – August Tuesday 2nd of August Thursday 4th 2022 in Nontron

Assemble your own Nontron knife!
Driven by workshop manager in the Coutellerie Nontronnaise
August Tuesday 2nd or Thursday 4th from 9.30 am to 12 pm
From 8 years old, 5 participants maximum.
35 € for the knife number 22 (for less than 18 years old). 40 € for the knife number 25 (for adults).
In the 10 avenue du Général Leclerc 24 300 Nontron
Young and adults have the opportunity this summer to assemble the emblematic knife of the Coutellerie Nontronnaise on their own!
The Coutellerie Nontronnaise will share its own skill during 2 workshops, the opportunity to know how to assemble a knife from start to finish with a professional cutlery manufacturer. The gestures, tools and steps necessary to the construction of this famous knife, will no longer have secrets for you. Every participant leaves with his work.
Internship only by reservation to the +33(0)5 53 60 74 17 or by email to contact@metiersdartperigord.fr

My knife sheath in leather – August Thursday 4th 2022 in Nontron

My knife sheath in leather
Driven by Natalie Appert, leather worker
August Thursday 4th 2022 from 2.30 to 4.30 pm
10 participants maximum
Free
10 avenue du Général Leclerc 24300 Nontron
Natalie Appert, leather worker, offers you to make your own knife sheath from a template previously established. This workshop will be the chance to raise awareness on the technics of cutting and assembling of leather. You will have the opportunity to form a sheath with your own hands!
Internship only by reservation to the +33(0)5 53 60 74 17 or by email to contact@metiersdartperigord.fr

Nontron knife show 2022 ultima modifica: 2022-06-07T17:50:13+02:00 da P M