Despite the big number of people making knives in Bulgaria, there are not many events or classes here. There are a few local meetings, but they are just friends with mutual interests.
The only big event is the annual knifemaker’s gathering “The Workshop” in Sopot at the beginning of May. It is hosted by the Sopot guild of craftsmen and its chairman Evgeni Dimov. Everyone is welcome there, no matter if he/she is full time, part time, just hobby knifemaker, a knife enthusiast or just curious to see where is this noise coming from.
The event started in year 2015 and since 2016 its main subject is the knife. There are people forging, grinding, making handles, stitching sheaths and they all are showing openly the tricks of the trade, without expecting anything in return. The feeling being there is great and I recommend you to come or to join us via Internet on Evgeni’s YouTube channel.

The Workshop 2016
The Workshop 2017
The Workshop 2018