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April 5, 2010

Posted by asianpixmen in Craft, Culture, Malaysia.

Malaysian knife makers are usually of retiring nature. One could even say they are shy. So it is a surprise and delight when one comes across them selling their wares at a public expo.

This maker who is quite proud to display his creations awaits customers and their questions. But we all know this is a dying profession. Not many young people want to pursue this line of work.

It all comes down to easy money and less manual labour. Youngsters or sons of knifemakers complain incessantly of long hours and poor and slow financial returns.



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