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Knife Making in
Blacksmith Village

Knife village Ha Dong

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Why locals love it

The work of making forging products is hard and complicated with various processes, such as making rough drafts, keeping fires burning, hitting red-hot iron into shape with hammers, tempering (strengthening) the metal with water – and then sharpening the final product. In this course, you will go through all processes of making a simple knife.

Why you should visit it

A very special experience with a great host and craftsman. A perfect escape from the busy and overwhelming Hanoi old quarter. We did two ‘little’ knives which are still quite big, but you can also opt for a bigger knife for a reasonable premium. The class is fun and suitable for almost everybody, thanks to the nice hosts who explain everything.

Special tip

The activity was a good balance of making the knife yourself but also some "adjustments" from the craftsmen to make sure the knife ends up reasonably

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I recommend to everyone! Such a fun and interesting activity with a personal, unique and practical souvenir as the outcome. The blacksmiths are obviously highly experienced and everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. I am so grateful for this amazing experience!
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April 8, 2019

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