The collections that are exposed or stored in warehouses have come through individuals or through the collaboration and support of persons belonging to knife making families. They have bequeathed us part of their memories and their own heritage, which now can be enjoyed by the community.
The heritage currently conserved in the Albacete Municipal Museum of Knives and Cutting Tools is not composed solely of knife making pieces. Today, thanks to the collaboration of the population of Albacete, the documentary heritage of the Museum consists of more than 2,000 documents of all kinds: payrolls, payment letters, contracts, plans of workshops, cards, photographs, catalogs, price lists, etc.
Furthermore, the 150 objects that form the ethnological collections of the Museum illustrate us about the lives and work of artisans and laborers. In this regard, their conservation is a valuable contribution to our heritage.
The Albacete Municipal Museum of Knives and Cutting Tools is built gradually, every day, perhaps because the inhabitants of Albacete feel like they are a part of it and they consider the Museum as a place with a part of their history and heritage.