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What is the Gutknecht font?

Jobst Gutknecht was a highly successful printer in the city of Nuremburg from 1514 to 1542.
He published the “Achtliederbuch” (the first Lutheran hymnal, with a whole 4 tunes) and many
works by Martin Luther. This font is an accurate “recutting” of the font face Gutknecht used for the
body text in his printed works. It has been extended to over 900 glyphs adding hundreds for modern use. It also presents many ancient things like old ligatures such as “tz”, a hedera, and alternate style pilcrow
for visual interest. And for those conservative types the modern lower case “k” is also available.

Gutknecht Font families

The Gutknecht includes the following font families:

  • Gutknecht
  • Gutknecht Bold

Gutknecht Preview

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Is Gutknecht A free font? Is Gutknecht Free to Download?

No,Gutknecht is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Gutknecht so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Gutknecht for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Gutknecht remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Gutknecht and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)