Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 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 and covered shoes 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...
Malian was my translator for my session. She was phenomenal. Thank you very much! My instructor was patient and Ty was such a kind host as many have said. Let me specify that this location is NOT in the backstreet academy location with all the other hand-made classes. This is at Ty’s shop located in almost the opposite direction but not far at all. It’s even walking distance (10-15min walking) from Pub street. I say this so you prepare ahead of time if you don’t set up a pick up location. Villa Sokk hotel is literally the closest thing to navigate to. But his shop is not hard to miss at all. The street life there is great. Food everywhere too. The people at his shop were so kind. My blacksmith master was Named “Sed” or at least that’s how I think it’s spelled, so my apologies if I didn’t spell it correctly. He was very kind and knowledgeable and patient. He is a hard worker. Thank you Sed! Lastly, to my translator. It was very nice to meet you! I think it made my experience even better learning from you and the culture of Cambodia. Thank you Siem Reap and your phenomenal hospitality at this shop and city.
Kurt & Anna LobegeigerAustralia
24 Aug, 2019
Was a awesome experience. Our host were very accommodating and the owner even came to say hello and thank us. Definately recommend
Gavin BishopUnited Kingdom
23 Aug, 2019
A really great experience, thoroughly enjoyed by both me and my 10 year old son. The facilitator was really friendly and helpful and made a huge effort to ensure we got lots out of our session. The blacksmith was really friendly and encouraged us to do lots of the work. It was great hat it was done in a working 'smithy' too - really interesting.
Matthew SponagleUnited States
15 Aug, 2019
Very awesome experience. The fast pace makes it a little hard to have everything interpreted, but if you pay attention to body language you will understand what you need to do. Recommend wearing long pants and be ready to sweat.
apryl brincklowUnited Kingdom
15 Aug, 2019
My 13 year old son loved this experience. After travelling for 2 weeks through Cambodia and seeing wonderful things this trip is his best memory. The blacksmith and interpreter were friendly and he felt safe with all the tools. Thoroughly recommend.