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Daovua Leaf Spring Tall Petty
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Daovua Leaf Spring Tall Petty

Item #: Daovua-TallPetty

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Believe it or not, car and truck leaf springs make great knife blades! These discarded automotive parts are a very good source of knife steel as they are usually made from 5160 carbon steel. Many highly regarded custom knife makers use this steel source to great effect for their highly desirable custom creations.

A young barefoot bladesmith we discovered working in Vietnam uses this interesting source to make some very funky and fun blades for us. And our customers are full of praise for many of their attributes. But let’s get this out of the way—one of these attributes is not fit and finish! They are rough and ready with an emphasis on rough. These are basic blades that will make a great project knife for budding sharpeners or new chefs looking for something to play with. But while the F & F leaves room for improvement the actual grinds of these budget blades is rather special. These knives are sharp and they will cut! Some of them might need a touch on your favorite stone, but a few passes and you will have a razor of a knife on your hands.

The profile of this tall petty is as rounded as we've seen, so it will resonate with the rockers out there. It is a monster at chopping herbs and other small ingredients. Like the blade, the handle is not the best in the industry but a bit of sanding and maybe some varnish and you will have a grip that is easy and secure in your hands.

So if you seek a fun project knife or a cheap and cheerful small ingredient chopper, the Daovua might just be all you need. Plus you get to tell a great story about it and its makers!

  • Brand: Daovua
  • Blacksmith: Nhat Family
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, Mono Steel
  • Steel Type: Recycled Leaf Spring Steel
  • Handle: Local Wood
  • Edge Length: 130mm
  • Weight: 3oz
  • Height: 40mm

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  $32, September 15, 2018
    Posted By: Richard Howe - verified customer

    Great knife, great service, quick ship

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    5  Love this knife!!, August 24, 2018
    Posted By: Tim Otto - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Bought two because I liked the story and thought I’d keep one and give the other to a friend. Had low expectations frankly but the knives I received blew me away! Just a touch on my stones and they’re both incredibly sharp. Amazing grind, and personally I love the humble handle.

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