Experience the real process of making knives from scrap metal from start to finish
Enjoy learning from a master blacksmith
Choose any type of knife you want, as long as you have a picture, your host will be able to make it if it's not too complex
Visit a blacksmith village where most villagers are blacksmiths, a village which almost no tourists visit except for this experience.
Get to know a local Laotian family and see how they live.
Bring home a knife you can truly call your own
Entire Experience and all tools, instruction and raw materials you need
An English speaking facilitator
Pickup & Dropoff service by tuktuk from your hotel
Your own self-made Knife to bring home
All safety equipment including goggles and gloves
Not Inclusive of:
Additional items in the add-ons section
Food & Water
$US 34.00per guest
1 - 8 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
The creation of steel tools and weapons was a major landmark in human history, enabling us to rise above the animals, build farms and establish ourselves as the major race in Earth's history. This age old tradition is still being practiced very much the same way as it has been in this little village just outside Luang Prabang. The smithing families here have been in this craft for many years and the next generation will probably continue the tradition.
In this course you will feel like a true blacksmith making weapons for the kings of yonder, except you are making one special blade for yourself. Choose from machetes or a hilt made of deer horn! If you are interested in farm tools, you could also make a sickle, hoe or something of your own liking! Owning your own customized blade just like a medieval King or Queen, how cool can metalworks get?
When selecting the add-on, please tick the checkbox and input how many in the box to the right of the add-on. Ensure that the add-on is reflected in the payment summary before you make payment
Please kindly note:
- Without any add-on, your knife will come with a bamboo handle and covered with paper)
- Please wear sunglasses, long clothes and walking/trekking shoes
- Bring your own bottled water
- The host will take over the dangerous steps like sharpening with grinder, creating the hole of the handle etc.
Pick up will be via a tuktuk
Journey time from Luang Prabang to the blacksmith's is around 10-20mins
Master Blacksmith will be handling the dangerous parts of the process, and anything that you do not feel comfortable doing the master blacksmith will assist you.
You can bring home the knife you made
The default knife does not come with any cover. You can purchase an add-on if you would like a cover
The default handle is made of bamboo. You are able to customize the handle by purchasing additional add-ons
Wear long clothes, covered shoes and sunglasses for knife making
With more than 2 decades of experience in smithing various metal tools, Mr Phan is a master blacksmith who supplies to many farmers and shops in Luang Prabang. He is extremely passionate about his job and craft and...