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Making Cannonball Steel Knives

  • Photographer
    Chung-Chien Chiang
  • Agency / Studio
    Gerry Chiang

Kinmen is most famous for its cannonball steel knives. It was during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty. Wu Zongjun, the founder of the knife industry, studied in Xiamen, specializing in blacksmithing and farm tool forging. Wu Chaoxijun inherited the family business and founded "Jinheli Knife Factory" in 1937.