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Daovua Leaf Spring Fillet 180mm
Daovua Leaf Spring Fillet 180mm Daovua Leaf Spring Fillet 180mmDaovua Leaf Spring Fillet 180mm
Daovua Leaf Spring Fillet 180mm Daovua Leaf Spring Fillet 180mmDaovua Leaf Spring Fillet 180mm

Daovua Leaf Spring Fillet 180mm

Item #: Daovua-Fillet180

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Daovua Leaf Spring Filet Knife 180mm. Believe it or not, car and truck leaf springs make great knife blades! These discarded automotive parts 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.

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 lets get this out of the wayone 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. But while the F & F leaves room for improvement the actual grinds of these budget blades is rather special. 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 of this fillet knife is western in style and the knife has a little flex but is not at all whippy. It would work great fish and other boning tasks.

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!

  • Brand: Daovua
  • Blacksmith: Nhat Family
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, Mono Steel
  • Steel Type: Recycled Leaf Spring Steel
  • Handle: Local Wood (They vary from knife to knife)
  • Edge Length: 180mm
  • Overall Length: 315mm
  • Weight: 96g / 3.4oz
  • Height: 15mm
  • Handle: Western Style
  • Steel: Leaf Spring Carbon Steel

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    4  Nice addition to the fillet table, February 4, 2020
    Posted By: Michael - verified customer

    Blade is on the stiffer side but does quite well on thicker skinned species. Made short work of a limit of Sheepsheads and Triggerfish. Fit and finish isn't bad at all for the price point. No burrs or unfinished areas. Handle is nice with a smooth finish and no gaps. Out of the box edge isn't great but took a nice edge on the stones. Egde seems to hold up reasonably well in normal use. Nice knife for the money, especially given the unique story of its origins.

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