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Daovua Pipeline Steel Bunka 185mm
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Daovua Pipeline Steel Bunka 185mmDaovua Pipeline Steel Bunka 185mmDaovua Pipeline Steel Bunka 185mmDaovua Pipeline Steel Bunka 185mm

Daovua Pipeline Steel Bunka 185mm

Item #: Pipeline-Bunka-185mm

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $60.00
Over the past couple of years we have built up a wonderful relationship with the Daovua knife company from Vietnam. We discovered them back in 2017 and since then we have been working with them to improve their products while beefing up the line to become an all-encompassing range of kitchen cutlery.

Now we are pleased to add a completely different line of knives that are being sold under the Pipeline banner. As the name suggests, these blades are fashioned with steel reclaimed from old pipelines. Our friends from Vietnam tell us that it is better quality steel than the leaf spring steel they've been using.

The bunka that is featured here is a rather unusual design in that the spine has a very pronounced recurve to it that is even more radiused than the edge. This is in stark contrast to most bunka that have virtually straight spines. The rest of the knife looks like pure Daovua: very simple and rustic. These new Pipelines do feature an upgraded ergonomically shaped handle and blade.

These knives are made with a love that no machine can impart and it shows in the way they feel and perform. They have soul! And we think you will smile every time you use this fun and unusual cutter.

  • Maker: Daovua
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Construction: Hammer Forged
  • Steel: Pipeline Carbon Steel
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Weight: 3.7oz / 106g
  • Blade Length: 180mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.0mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 52.6mm
  • Handle: Ergonomic Style Wooden Handle (they vary in wood type)

  • Customer Reviews


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      LOVE this knife and Chefknivestogo!, November 29, 2021
    Posted By: Howard Bochner

    My son bought me one of these as a gift and I love it. He used it many times cooking at my home and was talking about getting one for himself so I ordered one for him as a gift. Unfortunately when he opened up his gift we realized there was a defect in the knife. I cannot stress enough how amazing Chefknivestogo's customer service was. They responded to my email incredibly quickly and shipped out a replacement the same day.

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      This quickly became my favorite knife, October 25, 2021
    Posted By: Jordan Ross

    As with most Daovua knives, there will be some work to get this to your liking but it's really worth it to put in the work.

    An earlier review mentions the geometry, and I have to as well. It truly is unique geometry for each knife because of how they're made. I thinned this knife and it's profile is almost that of a single bevel but more similar to a half S grind.

    After thinning I left the primaries at a 0, there is no secondary or microbevel. Since thinning I haven't needed to sharpen this knife once, I've only had to strop it on a natural stone every couple weeks.

    Food release is amazing and I'm truly stunned by the edge retention.

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      BB, August 10, 2020
    Posted By: Boris Barenbaum - verified customer


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      Fun, April 19, 2020
    Posted By: Jeff

    Bought it because of the blade geometry: it's nothing short of brilliant. The knife itself is as rustic as they get, the blade being all bumpy from the hammer blows and the grind being uneven. That said, it is solid, and after an hour with a file and some sandpaper it was "hand-finished" as well.
    In practice, it takes on a good edge, keeps it for a while, and works as the closest thing to "one knife to do it all" in the family kitchen. I wouldn't take it to work, or when cooking for a client, but at home it is real fun to use,
    The bottom line is, there are far worse ways to spend $50.

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