Blacksmithy (Garzo)

Bhutan was known to have iron ore in Paro and in the East, prompting the great Tibetan religious figure Thangton Gyelpo (1385-1464) to come to Bhutan for iron. He is known to have built several iron chain bridges. The blacksmiths, besides making agricultural tools, were famous for their skills in making chains amours, daggers, knifes and different kind of swords. Swords had a name according to their location and maker’s name.