All kinds of cutlery and sharpened tools in Taipei May 25, 2007Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Other Countries, Taiwan.
Shilin is very well known for its night market in the city of Taipei, Taiwan but that’s not what I want to talk about here. There is a small knife shop in Shilin that will bring tears of joy to a knife collector’s eyes.
I learnt about this shop from one of my knife friends residing in Taipei. When I walked in, I nearly collapsed out of sheer joy. Never have I seen so many knives in such a small, confined space.
Of course, the fact that the Malaysian ringgit is not considered legal tender in Taiwan also almost brought me to tears but for a different reason. I spotted a damascus hunting knife which was par excellence and the proprietor even refused to take a credit card.
What is a man to do? So I bought only a small folder which has been in production at that shop for two generations. The Shilin knife shop is famous for its leaf-shaped folder. Supposed to be their flagship item.
Needless, I made a mental note to myself for a longer visit on my second trip to Taiwan. So far, no luck!