Burmese Blacksmiths

After the silk-weaving, we moved on to another labor-intensive activity – turning leaf springs into knife blades.


We’ve seen this sort of work before, but the way this team of men worked the hot steel was something to see. Here are a couple of videos.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Wen says:

    Wow, that is totally amazing……

  2. Yes, I agree with the last comment. This truly is amazing. Those guys are working extremely hard.

    What were you doing in Burma? How did you come across these people and their machete-making factory?

    I didn’t notice until now that the man is not wearing any shoes. Truly Amazing!

    1. thedude says:

      Our guide took us to this place. It was near the lotus-silk factory.

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