The knife design for the European Staufer Days in Schwäbisch Gmünd
TYPEMYKNIFE® has designed a kitchen knife especially for the European Staufer Days in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
The knife from TYPEMYKNIFE®
Emphasized on an Ajax chef’s knife by Dick from Esslingen on one side a knight in full armour, as if he had just stepped out of Arthur’s Round Table.
The visor closed, the tournament lance at the ready. The other side is decorated with the lettering European Staufer Days. The words seem to have been written with a quill by a monk in the nearby monastery.
The red handle of the Ajax kitchen knife reflects the color of the coat of arms of the medieval imperial city. A unicorn on a red background.
The Staufer town of Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, as the oldest Staufer town, has been celebrating its medieval founding epic regularly with huge events since 2016.
Performance of the Staufer saga musical, medieval markets with jugglers and culinary highlights.
This year the city is celebrating with a compilation of highlights from previous events.
Under the title European Staufer Days 2022. Moments from the Staufer saga, a magical journey through time.
The commitment of the citizens of Gmünd
Hundreds of volunteers and honorary employees make this great spectacle possible. Since the preparations for the 850th anniversary of Schwäbisch Gmünd, committed citizens have come together in various trades.
A garment master’s workshop was created, which nightly handcrafted more than 1000 true-to-the-original garments. Everything from gloves to coronation robes. It was copied, cut, sewn and decorated to bring the Staufer saga to the stage.
Once the actors are dressed, knights, squires, archers and much more are missing. Forging, carpentry and carving was carried out under professional guidance in a master workshop founded for this purpose.
The individual departments were grouped into Helmbätscher, Archers, Catapult Team, Tank Makers, Swordsmen, Wagon Builders and more.
The medieval Staufer town as a backdrop
The still very original medieval town with its Romanesque and early Gothic churches, its half-timbered houses, Fountains and alleys.
It offers an ideal backdrop for the performance of the Staufer epic.
The moments of the Staufer saga 2022
The moments of the Staufer saga will be performed this year in the Gmünder Stadtgarten. The play begins in the now.
A time-travelling bard meets a motley family. An enchanted unicorn amulet forms the bridge between here, now and the past.
The family experienced the Staufer dynasty, the Riesgrafen, the rise of Friedrich von Schwaben. From the kingdom of Conrad II via Barbarossa, the journey ends with a fantastic farm festival.
Withdrawn from the flow of time, the viewer family lands again with many unanswered questions in the now as contemporary witnesses of the Staufer era
TYPEMYKNIFE® supports the Staufer saga
We were very happy to be able to design a knife for this event as TYPEMYKNIFE®.
The knife is on display at Schwäbisch Gmünder i-Punkt on the market square. And can be purchased on our website.
Part of the sales proceeds go directly to the Staufersaga association of the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd to promote further activities.
We at TYPEYMKNIFE® are particularly pleased that we can support the Staufer saga and its contributors with our work.
Many thanks to Mario Klaiber for the photos of the Staufer saga premiere 2016
(c) TYPEMYKNIFE BLOG 2022