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

Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 240mm

Item #: Daovua-Gyuto230

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews)

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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 blacksmithís 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 a 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 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 than you'll love it.

  • Maker: Daovua
  • The Nhat Family (Barefoot Blacksmith)
  • Steel: Recycled Leaf Spring Carbon Steel
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Edge Length: 235mm (Sizes Vary)
  • Height: 56mm (Height Varies)
  • Weight: 5.9 Weight Varies)
  • Handle Varies but the current picture is what most of them look like

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Nice Slicer, July 11, 2020
    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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    4  Inexpensive carbon knife, July 11, 2020
    Posted By: Jesse - verified customer

    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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    4  Good after sharpening, July 3, 2020
    Posted By: Jim Edwards - verified customer

    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 canít comment on durability as I havenít used it much. I like 5160 steel for its toughness and ease of sharpening. Itís a good knife to own and the price is right.

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    5  Nice knife for the price, January 31, 2020
    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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    3  Improper heat treat, though i wasnt expecting much., January 29, 2020
    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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    5  Wow!, January 17, 2020
    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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    5  delightful knife, October 8, 2019
    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 brush..safe and easy. Many thanks to Mark and CKTG!!

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    5  Great looking knife, May 10, 2019
    Posted By: Jun
    2 people found this review helpful

    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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    5  Excellent value, January 31, 2019
    Posted By: Brian
    1 people found this review helpful

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

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    5  Great value for a good knife, January 2, 2019
    Posted By: Barashka - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    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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    5  Buy This knife!, December 8, 2018
    Posted By: Armando
    2 people found this review helpful

    Buy This knife! Five Stars!

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