Kinmen Steel Knives菜 刀
The August 23rd Artillery Battle of 1958 brought to Kinmen as many as 470,000 artillery shells. The ensuing(8) smaller bombardments and "propaganda" shellings on odd-numbered days of the month continuously supplied Kinmen with a huge number of artillery shells. These shells provided the best material resource for making steel knives. Aside from any artistic carving, a famous Kinmen steel knife requires the processes of slicing, melting, striking, and sharpening. About sixty steel knives can be made out of a single spent(9) artillery shell.