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Blacksmiths very busy before Eid-Ul-Ajha in Sylhet

14Sylhet Blacksmiths are busy sharpening knives on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims throughout the world. They are busy making knives, machetes and choppers for slicing the flesh of sacrificial animals.
Blacksmith Shamim Ahmed at Kazirbazar said only this time in the year the demand of their products increases centring Eid-ul-Azha. Blacksmiths make indispensable household and agricultural appliances like chopper, axe, knife, crowbar, chisel, hammer, saw, spade, cleaver, yoke, shovel, blade, hook, mallet, punch, nail, hoe, sickle, pickaxe etc for the people demand, he added.
“We are expecting higher sale of our products ahead the Eid-ul-Azha,” he told this correspondent.
While visiting a densely populated area in Kazirbazar this correspondent found that all are passing busy moments in making and selling their products.
Blacksmith Prodip Kumar Karmokar of the Chintamoni  Kamarpara in the Balagong upazila told that bank loan on easy term might help them make more iron-made goods for marketing in various haats, bazaars and fairs.
A decline in the demand of their products, lack of skilled craftsmen, high prices of raw materials like charcoal, files, cast-iron, steel and other inputs hiked the production cost making their profession a tough one He said.