Gyeongsangbuk-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 15 Yeongpungjangjangjangjang (榮豊粧刀匠) +
||Intangible Cultural Property / Traditional Technology / Craft
Jangdo is a small knife on the body that was used as a protection device or accessory regardless of gender, and a person with the skill of making Jangdo is called Jangdojang.
Since the Goryeo Dynasty, adult men and women have carried it for self-defense, especially since the Japanese Invasion of Korea (1592), women and women of the aristocrats have carried it to protect their purity. Since the late Joseon Dynasty, symbolism and decorativeness have been emphasized more than the actual function of a handknife, making it part of women's nori opening ceremony, and various elaborate and colorful ornaments have been made.
Among the intestines, the one you wear on your body is called a paddle, and the one you carry in your pocket is called a nando. Depending on the type of knife and sheath, there are silver, white jade, porridge, ink, odong, godmother, ivory, etc. and cylindrical, square, hexagonal, octagonal, etc.
Jangdo, which served as a guardian and decoration, has been famous for its funeral halls in Yeongju since the mid-Joseon Dynasty. Kim Il-gab is the only victor in the Yeongju region who has been handed down the traditional Jangdo production function, and in North Gyeongsang Province, Kim Il-gab is recognized as an intangible cultural asset to preserve Jangdo craft technology.