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

Daovua Leaf Spring Honesuki 150mm

Item #: Daovua-Honesuki

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews)

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Our Price: $54.95
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 the 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 the meat from the 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 very respectable quality. These basic blades 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.

  • Weight: 3.9 oz/ 112g
  • Edge Length: 146 mm
  • Overal Length:280 mm
  • Blade Thickness at Heel: 2.8 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 40.6 mm
  • Handle: Bubinga
  • Edge Grind: Even, Double Bevel

  • Customer Reviews


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      Dauvua 150mm honesuke
    Posted By: Chuck Nishan

    Got this knife as an intro carbon knife and to try out Japanese style blade , I break down a lot of birds per week and this knife is a good performer it takes and holds an edge well and has the look I want the price makes it a no brainer great knife for the money

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      Great Knife
    Posted By: BT
    1 people found this review helpful

    I've had this knife for going on a year and I find I use it all the time. I really like Daovua knives for their unique grinds. I don't get along with many traditional Japanese knives, I find their flatter grinds and 70/30 bevels a pain to live with. Doavua blends eastern and western knife styles perfectly in my opinion. If you are more of a rock chopper these are great profiles.

    The fit and finish isn't top tier quality but perfectly suitable for a daily user, and they're a cinch to sharpen. I also have their Kiri Cleaver and I'll be adding their Kiritsuke in the near future.

    Keep up the great work Duovua.

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      well made
    Posted By: AM

    This honesuke knife is very welll made with a heft, Preferms well on poulty in comparison with lighter weight honesuke, I did a forced patina and the steel took that well. Sharp out of the box and is a great value for the price

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      much thicker than the others
    Posted By: Kaleb A Timberlake

    I was really looking forward to this knife as I like the profile a lot, but it's about twice the thickness of the others, can't say I'm a fan. This feels like a camping knife compared to the others (which i LOVE) I've got a tall petty, a nakiri, and a tall nakiri... all amazing for their price point, but this one I can't say I'm a fan of, totally different blade than the rest.

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      Another workhorse
    Posted By: Matt Freeman

    I'm a home cook, and new to using Japanese knives, as well as parting out chickens, so this affordable knife is perfect in a lot of ways. Already have the tall petty and yep, they sharpen up to a very keen edge. I'm not psychologically ready to take a beautiful work of art and get it gloppy with chicken fat, so these Dao Vuas are the perfect starter knife IMHO. I really do agree they're great for learning to sharpen and maintain a carbon-steel knife before you start using their prettier, pricier counterparts. And they're handmade themselves and ruggedly handsome to my eye at least. Insane value.

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      Pretty Satisfied
    Posted By: Al Mariano Soto - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Good and nimble breaking down proteins....especially whole chickens in a professional kitchen.

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      Great Beginner Knife
    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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      DaoVua Honesuki
    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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      Great Knife For Beginners and Intermediate
    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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      Great Knife for the price
    Posted By: Ted S

    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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      Dao Vua Honesuki
    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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      Tuff and Comfortable
    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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      Stout, sharp, and capable!
    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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      Quality fails to meet price point
    Posted By: Joshua Horton - verified customer

    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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      Solid design
    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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