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Hanoi: Knife Making in Traditional Blacksmith Village

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Learn the history of Vietnamese blacksmiths during this 3-hour knife making class. Receive instruction from an experienced blacksmith and design and create your very own blade.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Design and create your very own blade to take home
  • Learn about the life of a blacksmith
  • Se how handmade knives are crafted
  • Make your own blade handle
  • Visit a traditional Vietnamese blacksmith village
Full description
Experience first-hand Vietnam’s prestigious blacksmithing tradition during this knife-making class. Nestled in Kien Hung Commune, Ha Dong Town, Hanoi, Da Sy has enjoyed a long-standing history of blacksmiths dating back hundreds of years.

Meet Mr. Sinh and his family of blacksmiths, who are members of a lineage of blacksmiths who forge their wares using traditional techniques. Learn about the complicated process of forging: how to make rough drafts, keep fires burning, hammer the red-hot iron, temper the metal with water, and finally, how to sharpen the final product. By the end of this class, you’ll have designed and created your very own blade to take home.
Includes
  • Translator
  • All materials required for knife making
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Transport to/from location

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Meeting point

160 Le Loi, Ha Dong (Entrance of Le Loi Secondary School)

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Important information
Know before you go
• You do not need any previous blacksmith experience
• Public price is for a standard knife of about 15cm long. For bigger knives, there will be an extra fee at the workshop
• You can choose your own design but if it is too complicated to be made, the host has the right to refuse and the local partner will suggest you a more suitable choice
• The workshop can be shorter (2-hours) or longer (up to 4-hours)

From £28.10 per person

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Product ID: 192666