Belongs to Vinh Tuong district, in the southwest of Vinh Phuc province, takes one and a haft hour from Hanoi by car, Ly Nhan village is extremely famous for its history of forging trade.
Up to now, the precise answer about the origin of profession in the village has been unknown; however, according to some historical documents, one day the Prince mandarin visited the village, found that the village could be develop, he directly opened forging stalls and recruit skilled blacksmiths to teach the people here how to forge knifes, mandrels, shovels. Ly Nhan forging village has come into existence since that day. The forged products are various including hammer, sickle, knife, pincers that have been widely sold in many regions.

Ly Nhan Forging Village

Ly Nhan Forging Village

Ly Nhan’s products are favorite nationwide due to not only their long-standing history and trademark but also their quality. With skillful hands of artisans in the village, they create high-qualified products with complicated processes and operations. At first, blacksmiths must select a type of steel that is solid enough for each kind of product. After choosing steel is to weld, burn and chop the steel. This process helps types of steels connect to each other to form a shape of a product. However, the process giving soul to the product is to chop and burn steel (called tempering and welding iron in terms of technique). Each establishment and each blacksmith have their own way to temper and weld steels. Experienced craftsmen just see burning fires in the furnace or hear sound of whetting and then they will know that product is finished or not.

Artisans forging metal tools

Artisans forging metal tools