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Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm
Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm
Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm

Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm

Item #: Daovua-Gyuto230

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews)

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Our Price: $65.00
These Daovua knives are flying off the shelves as soon as we receive them. We started working with this fledgling Vietnamese company less than a year ago. Back then their first offerings were best described as project knives! But with our input and the blacksmith’s willingness to listen and learn, their quality has improved immensely.

The kurouchi finish is now very smooth and longer-lasting. The grinding is far more sophisticated. And the handle is a vast improvement over the originals. These are now very acceptable knives with surprisingly good edge geometry. We are still amazed at how they take an edge after sharpening.

As the name suggests, the blades are made from old automotive leaf springs which, themselves, are usually made from 5160 carbon steel. This steel is highly regarded in the knife industry and many leading blacksmiths use leaf springs for their custom blades.

This is the Naht family's first attempt at a gyuto and we are extremely pleased with the cutting performance. The heat treatment is also of very respectable quality. Out of the box or with a quick trip to your stones, this knife will cut!

So if you are looking to enter the world of carbon steel knives or you want to get into the sharpening, we highly recommend this fun and functional knife. Our customers are certainly responding very favorably for all the right reasons! Please remember these are made under crude conditions with used steel so you should expect that they're rough and have imperfections that exceed most of our other knives. Expect dents, scratches odd sizes, different handles, etc. If you're into great fit and finish or are overly particular run away! If you want to try a cool piece of living history and you're not uptight about a crude but cool cutting tool then you'll love it.

  • Maker: Daovua
  • The Nhat Family (Barefoot Blacksmith)
  • Steel: Recycled Leaf Spring Carbon Steel
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Weight: 6.2 oz/ 178g (Weight Varies)
  • Blade Length: 243mm (Sizes Vary)
  • Overall Length: 380mm (Sizes Vary)
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.1mm (Sizes Vary)
  • Blade Height at Spine: 54.3mm (Height Varies)

  • Customer Reviews


    20 review(s) WRITE A REVIEW (Reviews are subject to approval)
      Great knife, fantastic value, June 7, 2022
    Posted By: Scott
    2 people found this review helpful

    If you like carbon steel knives and have space for another, I highly recommend the feel and edge quality of the Daovua Gyuto. This knife is quick to take an edge, has a nice slicing profile, and comes with an adequate handle. This is not a bells & whistle knife; it's a solid workhorse kitchen knife for the serious home cook or professional. At this price, there is nothing near it in value and the quality far exceeds most knives costing less than $150.

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      Sweet deal
    Posted By: Natty Role
    1 people found this review helpful

    I really like the blade profile and overall appearance. The knife is not "perfect" in the sense that it had some sharp edges on the handle and top of knife that were easily remedied by a little sanding, and there is a definite meander in the spine of the knife that has no effect on the cutting edge, which is straight. This knife cuts very well, it's a pleasure to sharpen, taking a fine edge quickly and easily, and it looks really, really cool. Given the cost to performance/coolness ration of this knife, I would consider it to be of excellent value. If you'd rather have a "well finished" knife made by robots in China, so be it. I'd rather support the hammer-wielding flip-flop wearing guys that make these beauties.

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      Pretty great knife for the $$
    Posted By: Kent
    1 people found this review helpful

    Bought this knife maybe a little over a year ago just for fun. I figured for the price it will be a good beat-up knife like my dalstrongs and Mercers... well let me just say this, WOW! Not only does this knife perform very well but it looks good doing it. I bust out mirepoix, fruit and even cut some meats with this knife. It performs almost flawlessly and has turned into somewhat of a workhorse for me. Also, it doesn't take much time to get razor sharp again on my green brick of joy. The only thing I have to say that is somewhat negative is that it is waaaaay more reactive then any other carbon blade I have ever used. So if you buy this knife(and you should) ALWAYS wipe it clean and dry after cutting something wet, even if it is only for a brief moment. Also, do not forget to coat the blade with some oil after you are done using it. I find that helps with the reactivity.

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      Everything I could have imagined and more!9
    Posted By: Bobo - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Wow! What a great knife. I can see the Gucci set rejectinG this piece for cosmetic reasons, but I love the hand-hewn rustic character. No phones hammer marks here, the real deal! God bless this family coop for giving their love and blood to this beautiful product. Came sharp, I mean sharp. Great steel, old world craftsmanship and a cool story. I love this Gyuto and I'll buy more from the.DaoVua family, What a bargain! Think I'll try a pipeline model next...

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      Broken review app!
    Posted By: Bobo - verified customer

    I gave a glowing review, but it was wiped, because of the non-intuitive funnel to social feedback links! I was happy to give the review, but won't do it again. Fix your review app so it doesn't push one into a social media review then crash. It's BS like this that discourages honest reviews. I love the knife, but you missed a much better endorsement, because you pushed me to share.

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      Daovua Gyuto
    Posted By: Pasquale Buonsante - verified customer

    Loved the sharpening service they provide. Great weighted knife.

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      Go to
    Posted By: Alan - verified customer

    Mine came with a cracked in the handle but I did not care about that to much. Now to be honest I got some more expensive custom one off knifes and for some reason this one is my go to. Bought off a whim late night online purchase I forgot about till it was delivered. Sharp enough in box enough said

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      Really good knife
    Posted By: Al Mariano Soto - verified customer

    Good value for the money.

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      Daovua 3 knife purchase
    Posted By: Arnold Finch - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I recently purchased 3 Daovua knives; a Gyuto, a Nakiri and a Bunka. Chefs Knives To Gp were able to meet the request for matching handles. As a bladesmith, I prefer a carbon steel knife, so I thought I would give these a try. All 3 knives were reasonably sharp (7 out 10) out of the box. Overall, I was impressed, my focus is always on performance and not looks or brand names; and these did not disappoint. I would buy again!

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      Nice Slicer
    Posted By: David

    Purchased from CKTG, have used for a year. Sharp and holds an edge well, have sharpened once. This knife works really well as a slicer. I couldn't be happier with my blade, grind, heat treatment and performance. But expect some imperfections my the handle had a crack in the middle. I have more expensive knives but find myself using this more because it performs and the steel is a tank.

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      Inexpensive carbon knife
    Posted By: Jesse - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    These are made from reclaimed metal on a primitive forge. They are not as slick and clean as Japanese knives, but they are not marketed as such. Good for practice carbon knife for sharpening. Mine kept a decent edge, but had some inconsistencies along the edge that made it impossible to get as sharp as I would like. Stilling glad to support them get better and I think one day they will have some very nice knives.

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      Good after sharpening
    Posted By: Jim Edwards - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I like the look of this knife. The handle is well built and comfortable. The blade design is a bit unique also. The edge was a mess when received. It looked as if the sharpener changed the angle near the top and there were coarse grind marks on this section. I re-profiled the blade and sharpened. It takes a very sharp edge, but can't comment on durability as I haven't used it much. I like 5160 steel for its toughness and ease of sharpening. It's a good knife to own and the price is right.

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      Nice knife for the price
    Posted By: marc - verified customer

    Great bang for your buck Sure there are nicer knives out there but this is a fraction of the price of comparable knives. Super thin, although needs a good spin on the whetstone. It's some form of carbon steel. I would suggest these for someone looking for an affordable entry level carbon knife and or a knife to practice their sharpening skills.

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      Improper heat treat, though i wasnt expecting much.
    Posted By: Samuel E Bustos

    Though the rear 5 inches get scary sharp rather easily, the 4 and a half on the end dont hold an edge, bend easily, and develop odd ridges along the edge. I wasnt expecting a lot of performance from the blade, and what does function functions fine but I bought it to be the longest blade in my bag and i cant use the full length of it.

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    Posted By: Anton

    The last time I had a knife I liked this much it cost about $300. Sure, initial sharpness could be better but it takes an edge nicely. Love the blade profile and thinness. GREAT value.

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      delightful knife
    Posted By: Nick Jacobs - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This is a special and delightful knife -very much to my taste. I love the hand made character. It's very light and thin. The handle is extra long and looks beautiful. If you want a stainless operating table in a space station looking knife-this ain't it. The rear of the blade has a nice space for your finger grip.It takes a superb cutting edge.(I sharpen knives professionally).How long does it stay sharp?..Well I haven't tested against my Hitachi Blue steel but I strop my knives every night. Also I brush them quickly with coconut oil when putting away..easy way to slow rust. I just use a RUBBER baste and easy. Many thanks to Mark and CKTG!!

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      Great looking knife
    Posted By: Jun

    Nice weight nice shape for versatility.
    Just wondering how other people put edge on this knife. I put a 70/30 using 300/1000/6000.
    It becomes razor sharp but not holding the edge too long. If theres a better way or proper way to sharpen this knife, please share your knowledge!

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      Excellent value
    Posted By: Brian

    Scary sharp with little effort ... MUCH better quality for the money than I expected. Who knows how it will stand up but I'm looking forward to using it as a daily knife. Great gift.

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      Great value for a good knife
    Posted By: Barashka - verified customer

    This is great value for a good knife.
    The profile is pretty versatile. The blade is quite thin and the blade road is kinda short .. this reminds me of Takeda for some reason. KU finish seems durable enough. You may need a pass on polishing stones to get blade road to be evenly shiny. Balance is way back because blade is light, but so is the handle. Handle may be different from picture though. Handle install and finish is fine for the price range.

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      Buy This knife!
    Posted By: Armando

    Buy This knife! Five Stars!

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