Daovua Leaf Spring Big Daddy Slicer 355mm. Leaf Spring steel is recycled discarded automotive parts and are a very good source of knife steel as they are usually made from 5160 carbon steel. Many highly regarded custom knife makers use this steel source to great effect for their highly desirable custom creations.
A young barefoot bladesmith we discovered working in Vietnam uses this interesting source to make some very funky and fun blades for us. And our customers are full of praise for many of their attributes. But let’s get this out of the way—one of these attributes is not fit and finish! They are rough and ready with an emphasis on rough. These are basic blades that will make a great project knife for budding sharpeners or new chefs looking for something to play with. These knives are sharp and they will cut! Some of them might need a touch on your favorite stone, but a few passes and you will have a razor of a knife on your hands.
The profile and size of this slicing knife is monster at carving just about anything. The handle is made of some gorgeous hardwoods burl that is worth the price of the knife by itself.
These knives are a little rough around the edges but they work great and are an excellent value. Made in the Vietnam. Plus you get to tell a great story about it and its makers!
Blacksmith: Nhat Family
Construction: Hammer Forged, Mono Steel
Steel Type: Recycled Leaf Spring Steel
Handle: Local Wood (They vary from knife to knife)
Edge Length: 355mm
Steel: Leaf Spring Carbon Steel
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