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Daovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mm
Daovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mm Daovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mmDaovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mmDaovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mm
Daovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mm Daovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mmDaovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mmDaovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mm

Daovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mm

Item #: Daovua-Honesuki

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(4.5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews)

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We started working with this fledgling Vietnamese company just over a year ago when their first offerings were best described as project knives! But with our input and the blacksmith’s willingness to listen and learn, the quality of their blades and handles has improved immensely.

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.

Honesuki knives are boning knives specifically designed for parting out poultry. These blades are stiff and robust with pointed tips and a triangular profile. This design enables the user to get into the tightest places and strip meat from bone with a precision no other blade can achieve. It is a knife similar to the torigarasuki/garasuki.

The kurouchi finish on the blade is smooth and well finished. And while the fit and finish are not stellar, the actual grinds of these low cost blades are rather special. The heat treatment is also of a very respectable quality. These are pretty basic blades that will make a great intro knife for a new chef, a project knife for budding sharpeners or home cooks looking for their first experience with carbon blades.

  • Edge Length: 154 mm
  • Blade Height: 40 mm
  • Blade Thickness at Spine: 2.8 mm
  • Weight: 4.0 oz
  • Handle: Octagonal (They vary from knife to knife)

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Great Beginner Knife, August 15, 2020
    Posted By: Brian Valentin - verified customer

    Does the job of deboning clean and fast, all at an affordable price. The carbon material does look rustic and can take some time to get used to looks-wise.

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    5  DaoVua Honesuki, July 14, 2020
    Posted By: Benjamin Nola - verified customer

    Great knife for the price. Edge geometry is good and it flies through a chicken. Takes an edge easily as well. As mentioned, the edge retention isn't great, but that is stated by CKTG. Overall for the price, it's an excellent value.

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    5  Great Knife For Beginners and Intermediate , July 1, 2020
    Posted By: Jim H.

    This knife is perfect for the new or intermediate chef or sharpener. The quality is very good for the price point (unlike what another reviewer said). And this knife will pay for itself as you buy whole chickens and break them down yourself. Check out the YouTube videos on chicken yakitori and you will learn the proper method. Great knife...enough said!

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    5  Great Knife for the price, June 9, 2020
    Posted By: Ted S
    1 people found this review helpful

    Bought this knife on a whim looking for a new carbon daily driver I could use on the line and I'm currently breaking down a lot of chicken/duck so a poultry geared knife made sense. Beautiful knife, handle is great I just put a bit of oil on it,but the edge OOTB was horrendous. Somewhat sharp but fairly misgrounded--this was less of a problem than you'd think considering I almost always reshape my knives from the factory edge. This steel cut VERY nicely on the stone and I took it down to 1k almost certainly didn't need to the way it took an edge--I just wanted it to have my own angle on it. After only a 1k, 2k, 4k progression it is razor sharp, easily the sharpest knife in my kit now (I'm a professional chef); I didn't even bother cutting it on to my 8k or 10k stones, it didn't need it. When the say these knives are rustic they are not kidding but, as previously stated, I found the handle in great shape and the kurouchi finish is similar to the other one I have. I love the custom feel of this with the imperfections on the metal and hammer marks. Overall, extremely satisfied and already looking to buy another!

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    4  Dao Vua Honesuki, February 24, 2020
    Posted By: Jacob Rohr - verified customer

    Excellent blade for the money. Edge was slightly wavy out of box, but other than that it sharpened to a really scary edge. Will buy another Dao with little hesitation

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    5  Tuff and Comfortable, October 14, 2019
    Posted By: Chuck Brant - verified customer

    Took to the stones really well, initial sharpness was OK, but takes a nice edge and loves the strop. I use it for processing whole chickens and I don't baby it. Cuts through bone with no sign of chipping, it's a stout little beast. I think the the steel, blade width are perfect for a Honesuki. Edge retention is fair, but comes back with just a little stropping.

    Quality of construction was much better then expected, this is an honest working knife that doesn't not need to be treated gently


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    5  Stout, sharp, and capable!, October 6, 2019
    Posted By: Iggy

    I got this after how well I liked the 240mm Kiritsuke of theirs so much. I like the "rustic-ness" of these blades, they have texture, no two are exactly the same, but they take a fantastic edge, and work beautifully! This one in particular is a very sturdy blade that has some thickness to it. The base of the spine on mine was 3.9mm, Works great as boning knife as well as a general utility knife.

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    3  Quality fails to meet price point, September 9, 2019
    Posted By: Joshua Horton - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    The knife itself is interesting looking with an unusual background but overall quality doesn't justify the price. There is a slight bend at the tip of mine and it wasn't evenly sharpened out of the box. There were also many nicks and scratches on the handle, which is a shame considering how unique and beautify the handle is. Spending another $20 or so would have yielded a significant jump in quality but overall I'm satisfied with the performance so far. Be aware, when they say rough quality they mean it. Also the kurouchi finish is definitely not "smooth". Everything about the knife is rough. It has charm for sure and fits my needs but make sure you are aware before purchase.

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    5  Solid design, June 25, 2019
    Posted By: J.Gilman

    I like Doavua's designs. They have a slgihtly rustic fit and finish, but are solidly put together.

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