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Daovua Leaf Spring Slicer 270mm
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Daovua Leaf Spring Slicer 270mm

Item #: Daovua-Slicer

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews)

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Our Price: $75.00
New Handle design as of 7/14/2021.

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 ability to make adjustments, 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 sujihiki 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 with used steel so you should expect that they have imperfections that exceed most of our other knives. If you want to try a cool piece of living history and you're not concerned with perfect fit and finish, you'll love it.

  • Maker: Daovua
  • The Nhat Family (Barefoot Blacksmith)
  • Steel: Recycled Leaf Spring Carbon Steel
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Edge Length: 260-270mm (sizes vary)
  • Blade Height: 36.5mm (height varies)
  • Weight: 6-7 oz (weight varies)
  • Handle: Bubinga
  • Edge Grind: Double Bevel Even

  • Customer Reviews


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      Great project knife
    Posted By: Jeronimo Macias

    I purchased this slicer expecting it not to be perfect. I received it fast, thanks CKTG. The knife is straight and true but definitely needs to be taken to your stones immediately, which is fine by me. The only thing I would change is the sword tip as in my opinion it should also have a bevel and sharpened, which I intend to put on. The finish is very nice for the price point and the handle, while simple, does the job very well. For the price you can’t go wrong. Can’t wait to get it sharpened and ready for the brisket.

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      Sweet Slicer
    Posted By: Joe Johnson - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Is this knife perfect in every way. Nope, Not even close. As the description says, they are imperfect knives, but they are striving to be even better with a bit of elbow grease. And at the price, you would be hard pressed to find a knife that has this sort of potential. Put it to some stones and you will have a worthy slicer perfectly suited to cubing brisket point for burnt ends, and even for slicing up dry cured slab bacon for breakfast.

    And hey, it'll be delivered to you in short order, as is customary for CKTG.

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      Excellent for the money
    Posted By: Doctor No - verified customer

    A cool knife, beautiful in its own way. Slices beautifully. Yes rustic, but everyone who sees it thinks it's gorgeous. This one takes a nice edge. If you ground it down you could easily make it single bevel. I'm lefty, so keeping it as it is.

    This is still a specialty blade so gets only judicious use. The Daovua Tall Nakiri has become my everyday knife and replaced my 10 Henckels checks knife.

    These are fun knives. Extremely happy with the purchase.

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      DaoVua knives whip
    Posted By: Jonathan Barr

    Bought this knife as a meat slicer and cannot believe the quality for $75. My first impression was this might not be able to handle sashimi, but if you took this knife all the way up to a 20/30k grit stone I bet you do just about anything. My preference for slicer knives is for single bevels, but I was able to convert this one pretty easily and put a nice polish on it. DaoVua are pretty much the perfect knives for working cooks: sharp, affordable, easy to sharpen, hard to damage. I would recommend them to anyone, especially before the price goes up.

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      Daovua Leaf Spring Slicer 275mm
    Posted By: Brandon Mack - verified customer

    Absolutely love this knife. Great craftsmanship, reasonable pricing and fine work. I purchased blade out of aesthetic purposes and not being able to find a sakimura blade that doesn't cost a thousand. Highly recommend!

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      Excellent slicer
    Posted By: Tom

    I love this thing! I was looking for a nice Suji when I stumbled across this. I think we all love hand made custom pieces here and that's just what this feels like. The handle is the nicest of any of my knives and the blade is great. It was pretty dull out of the box but about 5 mins on the king and she's up to par. The kurouchi on it looks good, I usually sand it off but I think I'll leave this one. I love that the blade has pits in it. Overall it has a great rustic/sophisticated look(if that's a thing) and you can't beat that price. It's definitely not a laser beam but at this length I wouldn't want it to be. It's going to be great for all of my smoked meats!

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    Posted By: Drew

    for starters, i have well over 30 knives and have been a fine dining chef for 9 years so i'd like to say my opinion is credible.

    1) price is amazing. Slicers in general are not cheap and this comes with a cozy and fashionable handle. The blade itself is a little rustic, but the actual edge is decently sharp
    2) i recommend sharpening this on a 1000 grit stone and finishing on a leather strop with some diamond paste/spray
    3) overall gave it a 4 instead if a 5 because i didn't thing it retained an edge for very long. My opinion may be harsh becAuse im used to working with zdp/ hap 40 steel knives so if you're not using steels with hardness over 64 im sure it won't be as apparent.

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      Great Price For Good Knife
    Posted By: Brett C - verified customer

    If your looking for a non traditional slicer that will need a little love from the wet stone I couldn't recommend any other. I got this beauty and immediately showed the line at work, now 3 out 7 line cooks have got their own and soon my sous chef will have his own. The knife is great, might need a little work but for this price its well worth it.

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      Good for the price
    Posted By: John - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I bought it with no expectations as it was only $75. You get what you pay for with this. Fit and finish are better then expected. I personally like the raw finish of the knife. Handle is comfortable, blade design Is great. This knife is great as you won't be chopping with it. Blade is straight as an arrow and razor sharp. I would recommend for the price.

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      Exactly what I was looking for!
    Posted By: Will S

    Perfect for slicing, Came pretty sharp out of box aswell. Takes a surprisingly sharp edge and holds it well. Plus it's chunky so if it takes a dive, it may live! Highly recommended!

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