Albacete
Association of Cutlery

  • 01. V Edition Fair Knife Show
    <span><strong>01.</strong> V Edition Fair</span> Knife Show

    Aprecu (Albacete Cutlers Association) organizing, in collaboration with the IFAB (Albacete Fair Institution) the IV Edition Fair of Handicraft Cutlery Show “City of Albacete”.

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  • 02. Marca AB-Cuchillería de Albacete
    <span><strong>02.</strong> Marca</span> AB-Cuchillería de Albacete

    Marca de garantía de origen “AB-Cuchillería de Albacete”
    Cinco Siglos fabricando cuchillos, navajas y tijeras avalan la calidad de los productos realizados en Albacete.

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  • 03. Nuestros Asociados
    <span><strong>03.</strong> Nuestros </span>Asociados

    El principal objetivo de Aprecu es la defensa y apoyo de sus  asociados, ofreciendo una labor de promoción del sector de la cuchillería y afines, información y asesoramiento a las empresas asociadas. 

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  • 04. Próximos concursos
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  • <strong>Guía Práctica:</strong> tipos, usos y consejos Guía Práctica: tipos, usos y consejos

    Aprecu ha editado, gracias al patrocinio de la Excma. Diputación de Albacete un libro catálogo sobre cuchillería.

    Pincha aquí para descargártelo, disponible en inglés y en español

    Un guía muy práctica donde podrás encontrar desde consejos útiles de cómo afilar y limpiar tus cuchillos de cocina, los usos y tipología de cuchillos y navajas más importantes,  cuchillos de caza y deportiva, etc.…

    ¿Quieres saber como comenzó la tradición cuchillería en Albacete? En este libro encontraras un resumen de cómo se inicio la industria cuchillería llegando a convertirse en una de las señas de identidad de Albacete.

    Conserva tú libro, en él podrás consultar recetas típicas de la mancha y practicar cortando los ingredientes con tus cuchillos de Albacete.

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  • <strong>Welcome!</strong> to the Albacete Association of Cutlery, APRECU Welcome! to the Albacete Association of Cutlery, APRECU

    The association


    The Albacete Association of Cutlery, APRECU, is a professional non profit organization, formed on the 28th of June in 1977, for the free association of artisans, knife businesses, shops and industries.
    Aprecu is made up of permanent staff (executive secretary and attorney) and has intense, independent activity, being one of the most dynamic associations in the province.

    Through nearly four decades of history, APRECU has received several awards. Its main objective is to spread the culture and traditions. It is for this, that APRECU annually promotes the following activities: Regional Knife Making Contest including
    folding knives, and scissors, in which the winners are donated to the Museum of Cutlery of Albacete. National and International Literature, Constest about folding knives “ Juan José García Carbonell”, Cutlery fair, including exhibits and sales “City of Albacete” & Knife Show.

    APRECU has created the Foundation for Development of Cutlery “ FUDECU”, of the School of Cutlery, “ Amós Nuñez” and the Municipal Museum of Cutlery, located in the House of Hortelano, inaugurated on the 6th of September, 2004.
    In the year 2010, Aprecu organized the I Congress of Cutlery, celebrated in Albacete. In colaboration with the City Council of Albacete, APRECU has created the seal of guarantee “ AB- Cutlery of Albacete”, which verifies the origen and quality of the cutlery products from Albacete.

     

History of Cutlery

  • History of the Cutlery

    Albacete, City of Knife -Making an Identity Mark

    Although we can find earlier references to local knife making, it is between the end of the 17th century and beginning of the 18th century, when an increasing demand for short, sharp weapons, scissors and folding knives gave rise to this kind of handicraft in the city.

    At the beginning of the 20th century, factories appeared, most of them small, where industrial production techniques were applied. Later, throughout the last century, modernization advanced and production increased and diversified through several complementary industries (handle making, riveting, accessories…)

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