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Lhatse Tibetan Knife

Time:21-08-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Tibetan knife, as one of the most representative arts and crafts in Tibet, has four functions: production, living, self-defense and decoration. Lhatse snow Tibetan knives are mainly distributed in Lhatse Xue village (Snow village), Lhatse county, central Shigaste city, with a long history of more than 1000 years.There are three kinds of Tibetan knives made in Lhaste area: long knife, short knife and small knife (daggers), the longest could be one meter, short one is about 40 centimeters, and dagger is only about ten centimeters.

Lhatse Tibetan Knife

The general production process of Tibetan knife includes smelting and melting, mould turning and casting, tapping and digging, carving and inlaying, welding combination, reinforcement, file grinding and shaping, fine carving and magnesium washing and polishing.

Lhaste Tibetan knife is forged from steel with fine processing, clean surface and sharp edge. The hilt is made of ox horn or wood and wrapped with silver or copper or iron wire. The scabbard is also very exquisite covered with silver or copper, some are engraved with patterns of flowers and animals, and some are even inlaid with jewels and gilding, which makes it extremely gorgeous and exquisite. Among the Tibetan knife produced in Shigaste city, Lhatse Tibetan knife is the most famous one. It is characterized by excellent steel quality, tough blade, fine carving and simple shape.

In 2007, Lhaste Tibetan knife was listed in the second batch of intangible cultural heritage of Tibet autonomous region. In 2008, it was listed as the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage.

Lhatse Tibetan Knife

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January 15, 2020 05:11

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  


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2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen
January 15, 2020 07:54

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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