Vietnamese War shrapnel creating Chef Knifes
Between 1965 and 1975 the United States and its allies dropped more than 7.5 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia-double the amount dropped on Europe and Asia during World War II. After the war, and with raw materials in short supply, the remnants began to be recycled. Local blacksmiths took decommissioned munitions and other leftover metal and reforged them into farm tools, shovels and other useful items. Vietnam Knife Co works with these village blacksmiths to forge kitchen knives from the same metal. They are hand-forged knives and a unique slice of history.
The metal used for the blades come from reclaimed war era scrap. They only use high carbon steel for chefs knives, this holds a very sharp edge and is easy to sharpen. The handles are made of Vietnamese hardwood reclaimed and sourced from furniture workshops and lumber yards in Central Vietnam. Each handle is turned and then oiled before assembly. Handmade leather cases are the finishing touch. Cases are made by skilled local leather workers from premium buffalo leather.
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