Knife Making in
Knife village Ha Dong1
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.
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