Blacksmiths passing busy time ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in Bogura

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Update : Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Good number blacksmiths of Bogura district are passing busy time to prepare different sorts of lethal weapon ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. On the other hand, the knife sharpeners of all twelve upazilas of the district are now passing busy time with their jobs.

“I prepare the iron tools round the year to mitigate the home based need of the different sizes tools in slow motion,” said an iron man Anil Karmoker under Adamdighi upazila of the district. He again said, “I am passing busy time to make knives, Boti, dao and other such tools and making huge money.”

During this month of Eid, they remained extremely busy with making knives, dao, hasua and other cutting tools by burning iron red and beating those with hammers. However, the scenario of blacksmith shops during the Eid-ul-Azha changed though most of them remained almost jobless during other months.

Iron man Manik Karmoker said besides, the knife sharpeners are seen to move door to door to sharpen knives and other cutting tools and remained busy with their jobs as well. Such hastiness of the blacksmith and the knives sharper will continue till to the night before the Eid-ul-Azha.

The local blacksmith organisation source said the profession of black-smithy remained a very profitable profession even three to four decades back but the ancestral profession gives no colossal money from last few years. To save the forefather’s jobs thousands of blacksmiths who used to earn their livelihood by making those indigenous tools for centuries, are making the daily necessary lethal weapons.

Polash Karmaker (35), at Kalai village under Kahaloo upazila said he has started exporting the iron tools to Kawran bazar of Dhaka from last week and it will be continued till Eid day. He is expecting to make Tk 50 to 60 thousand as profit before Eid, he added.

President of Bogura chamber of commerce Masudur Rahman Milon said, we are trying hard to revival of the blacksmith profession by any cost. The iron men are making huge money doing the jobs across the district, he added.

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