(VietKings.Values) The Journey To Promote Vietnam Records (P.156) Da Sy Forging Village (Ha Noi)

11-07-2019

(VietKings.org – AseanRecords.world) Nestled in Kien Hung Commune, Ha Dong Town, Hanoi, the small, but prestigious village – Da Sy has a long – standing history of forging profession.

Historically, two blacksmith ancestors of the profession were Nguyen Thuat and Nguyen Thuan. Several hundred years ago, they came to the village and taught forging technics for locals.

 

 

During wars in Vietnam, the village was the main source supporting weapons for Vietnam military. However, when peace returned to Viet Nam 40 years ago, the Da Sy people returned to making to agricultural implements such as ploughs, rakes and machinery parts or kitchen implements.

 

 

 

 

The work of making forging products is hard and complicated with various processes, such as making rough drafts, keeping fires burning, hitting red-hot iron into shape with hammers, tempering (strengthening) the metal with water – and then sharpening the final product.

 

 

Head to the village, see the metal being beaten into knives, scissors, sickles, hoes, spades and other farm and garden tools and meet friendly locals, gain a deeper inside into the history of village as well as the profession through stories of villagers.

According to VietKings (Kyluc.vn)

 

Deluna Nguyen (According to vietkings.org) - (Source of photo : Internet)

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