Medieval Knife Making at a local Blacksmith's workshop

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Pick-up service is not available, however, an add-on option maybe available below to get picked-up at your desired location for an additional fee.

In the past glory of the Khmer empire where Angkor Wat stood as the centre of power in the Indochina region, there was a booming industry of blacksmithing, fueled by the never-ending wars as well as the need for tools to craft amazing carvings and sculptures to adorn the halls of Angkor.

While the stone continues to live on in the Angkor complex and still visited by hundreds of thousands, the tools of the trade are slowly becoming sidelined as most of them are being imported from locations such as China. A few blacksmiths in the region still do things the traditional way though, melting scrap metal with a charcoal fire fanned by a hand-powered wind machine and hammered into place with well-chiseled young men.

Come and enjoy an interesting day and try your hand at blacksmithing! Medieval knife making is an activity suitable for everyone to try, you can participate as much as you want (Dangerous parts will be taken over by your host), or if you feel tired you can always let your master host take over. You'll be able to see every stage of the knife making process from scrap metal to finished product.

At the end of the day you'll be proud of the fact that you have made your very own knife to bring home.

The venue will be at the actual blacksmith's workshop, a completely authentic experience you cannot get anywhere else. If you need transportation arranged please add it in the add-ons section.

Note: For safety, there will be certain parts of the workshop which will strictly be handled by the instructor only.

Dress Code: Long sleeves, sun glasses and covered shoes are recommended because of sparks and little debris. Dresses are not recommended. :)

For other timing please contact us for availability and arrangement at +85570948284(whasapp or direct call) or info@backstreetacademy.com

If you are looking for Jewelry making class you can check out the link below
Copper Bracelet: https://www.backstreetacademy.com/siem-reap/122/copper-bracelet-from-metal-to-masterpiece
Copper Wire Bracelet: https://www.backstreetacademy.com/siem-reap/232/copper-wire-bracelet

A link to the exact pick up location and the detailed address will be sent to your account email id once the payment is complete.

  • Duration: 1.5-2 hours
  • Dress code: Long sleeves, cover shoes and ear plug
  • Bring your drinking water
  • Get your own knife
  • Bring your camera

Listing Base Price - US$29.00

Choose your add-ons (All prices listed are in addition to base price.)

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Host: Ty Prom Leh And Ly

With more than 30 years of experience in smithing various metal tools,...

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Amenities

Kids Friendly (Age: 8+)
First aid kit
Free parking on premises
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Host Cancellation Policy

Moderate: Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

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Host: Ty Prom Leh And Ly

With more than 30 years of experience in smithing various metal tools,...

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