Experience first hand how to forge your own knife, from scrap metal to finished product
Learn to make a knife under the guidance and supervision of our local blacksmith host
You will have made a unique one-of-a-kind knife, a knife that you will be proud of and call your very own
Witness a day in the life of a local Khmer blacksmith
The venue will be at the actual blacksmith's workshop, a completely authentic experience you cannot get anywhere else
You get a rare photo opportunity forging knives at a local blacksmith's workshop
All equipment, tools and materials necessary for the workshop
Knife to take home with you
English speaking facilitator
Mask and eye protection accessories
Not Inclusive of:
Pick-up and drop-off service within Siem Reap (can be included at additional cost)
Other personal expenses
Wooden Knife Handle
$US 29.00per guest
1 - 8 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
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.
Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
Please be at the meeting point at booking start time
You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
Safety: There will be certain parts of the workshop which will strictly be handled by the instructor only - guests are required to abide by the safety measures put in place
Dress Code: Long sleeves, sun glasses ,covered shoes and ear plug are recommended. Dresses are not recommended for females
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With more than 30 years of experience in smithing various metal tools, Mr Prom Ty is a master blacksmith who supplies custom made tools to many farmers and shops in Siem Reap. He is extremely passionate about his j...