Albacete, land of knives and folding-blade knives
There are many reasons to visit Albacete; one of them is to learn about its famous artisan knife and folding-blade knife making, which is a national reference point. This tradition dates back to Islamic Spain, which left a big influence on current designs, although the industry has operated in much the same way since the 15th century. To learn all about the history of “Albacete’s knife making”, pay a visit to the Municipal Museum of Knives. What’s more, the best knife manufacturers come together every year at the international knife making fair Ibercut, hosted in Albacete. This Manchegan province is also famous for its clay jars, a medieval art that dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries and which you can learn more about at Albacete Museum. The pot making industry is famous in the region, above all in Villarrobledo, which in the past had up to 72 ovens for baking the clay pots.