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The Wipperkotten

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  • Solingen

Handcrafted precision work - without any high-tech

In the night of July 15, 2021, the Wipperkotten was affected by the flooding. Specialist companies are still in the process of assessing the damage and tackling repair measures. Unfortunately, no guided tours are possible until the Wipperkotten has been fully restored. As usual, however, you can have your blunt cutlery sharpened by Mr. Ralf Jahn every Friday.

Wipperkotten is picturesquely located on the roaring Wupper. At this last large double cottage facility, you can still see the grinders at their daily work today. While you enjoy the picturesque setting, find out about the craft at the small exhibition or relax with a “coffee in the cottage”, your cutting implements that you brought along will be given a general overhaul.

Up to 16 grinders formed, sharpened and polished cutting implements of all kinds here. Precision work: specialist knives can sometimes be no thicker than a sheet of newspaper. The pressure of the blade on the grinding stone is regulated by the grinder using his bodyweight. To do so, he wears a ”Schliepblottschen” – a wooden guard with bits of leather.

This hasn’t changed since ancient times.

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The Wipperkotten
Wipperkotten 2
42699 Solingen

Phone: +49 212 / 413 77
Website: www.schleiferei-wipperkotten.de

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