Associations & Guilds for Knife Makers
Want to connect with local makers? Finding them on the World Map is one way—another is to become a member of an association or guild near you.
- American Bladesmith Society. That’s the “ABS Master” etc you read about.
- Deutsche Messermacher Gilde (German Knifemaker’s Guild). Has members in other countries, too, including Austria, France and Hungary.
- Society of British Cutlers: No memberships. In Andy’s words: SoBC job is “simply to get British and Irish knifemakers more exposure.” If you’re a British maker, shoot him a message.
- Kansas Custom Knifemakers Association (KCKA). Not just for Kansas makers, though. Membership is free.
- Knifemakers Guild
- Midwest Knifemakers Guild
- North Carolina Custom Knifemakers Guild (NCCKG)