Somewhere in Abkhazia there live and work two talented blacksmiths – a father and a son, Vladimir and Daur Khutaba. They proved another time that blacksmiths are interesting and even mysterious people.
Vladimir Khutaba has been standing at an anvil since 1954. Now he is 77 and most of the work is done by his son Daur. They showed us how they make a thing that will remain in the family for the long years and will be considered to be sacred – a chain that will be used to hang a kettle on over a hearth.
He still has enough strength.
A hammer, pliers and an anvil – the main tools of a blacksmith.
Blacksmith Khutaba was embarrassed to be in the center of attention …
Making a link of the chain
The rule here is not to bargain for such a chain, but certainly a customer won’t be asked to pay much.