Doğan Tosun has produced traditional handmade cutlery in the village of Babakale over 23 years. He learned this craft from his father. The history of Babakale knives can go back to the 1700s. Craftsmen were brought to the Babakale village in Çanakkale from Kazakhstan to meet the needs of the Ottoman military. As of today, only two master craftsmen Doğan Tosun and his uncle have been continuing to produce traditional handmade cutlery in the place of swords and wedges. To make knives, Tosun uses 300-year drills instead of modern technological instruments. He teaches how to make Babakale knives to his son Ali to transfer his skill and knowledge to the next generation. Tosun currently continues making Babakale knives in Ayvacık, Çanakkale.
Reference: hurriyet.com.tr, canakkaleninsesi.com, youtube.com