Since its first edition, Coutellia, lets you discover the art of cutlery through events and hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world. From the demonstration of forging to the sharpening of knives and the manufacture of corkscrews, Coutellia has immersed you for years in a universe of know-how and cutlery tradition.
This year and for the first time in the world, an art of forging and damask steel’s team competition, will be organized.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the festival, the organizing board proposes to the knights and blacksmiths to participate in an international competition on damask steel during the weekend of Coutellia, on 23 and 24 May 2020.

The Competition

The competition will take place in the following way :

  • 2 to 3 people per team (with at least one blacksmith/knife maker).
  • Registration fees : 100€ per team.
  • 3 hours of allotted time (out of polishing and revealing the steel bar finalized in blade shape).
  • Technical constraints to be met (see Regulation).
  • Selection criteria :

– Creativity
– Aesthetic
– Technicity
– Weld quality
– Quality of the knife appearance

  •  3 prizes will be awarded :

1st prize – Worldcup Damascus Award : 3 000 €, a trophee and a a place in the jury for the next Damascus Worldcup
2nd Prize – Originality Award : 1 000 €
3rd Prize – Coup de Cœur Award : 800 €


14 February 2020 : Registration closes.

24 february 2020 : Distribution of the candidates’s list

22, 23, 24 May 2020 : Competition (one slot per team)

24 may 2020, 3 :00 pm : Award ceremony

Candidate File


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