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Museum of Swiss Cutlery

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Maison Fontaine, the house of the silversmiths Fontaine, one of the oldest shops in Geneva (opened in 1832), recently became home to a small museum dedicated to the Swiss art of cutlery-making, as well as the history of the world-famous Victorinox Swiss army knives. The display includes both the very first Swiss army knife made in 1891 and the latest designs. There is also a collection of cutlery created by the best Swiss masters; a special emphasis is placed on the works of the famous Geneva silversmith Charles Roulin, well known to collectors worldwide for his microscopic engravings. The museum also presents an insight into the 1000-year old technique of cutlery-making.

Maison Fontaine, 15 Rue de la Confédération

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