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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Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
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Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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