Forged Knives and Scissors

The hand-forged knives of the Uyghurs from Yangisar in the Kashgar region are famous.

Another center of blacksmithing can be found in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. High-quality knives as well as scissors with imaginative bird motifs can be bought in the domed bazaars of the old trading metropolis, while in the background you can hear the blows of the blacksmith’s hammers from the workshops.

Bird Scissors from Bukhara – Shukurillo Kamalov