Dao Vua is a Vietnamese brand that recently started getting very good reputation for their quality / price ratio. Handmade knives made by the family and community members and the ideal choice for beginners in the handmade knives world. They are exporting 50% of their production in USA where they started becoming a favorite for the ones that want a handmade knife without “breaking the bank”.

Their moto is to “make high performance knives at reasonable prices”.

The Kiri cleaver is a special shape that is starting getting more and more popular. It’s like a Chinese cleaver but with a different shaped nose (in the style of Kiritsuke) and with a more curved belly. Suitable mainly for vegetable cutting but can be used on all ingredients and provide also more precise cuts from the Chinese cleaver with its more pointy nose.

This 180mm Kiri cleaver features a rustic look and a handmade handle and will be not only esthetically pleasing but a real cutting machine in your kitchen always at an affordable price!

Important Note: Dao Vua knives are fully hand forged and therefore can have imperfections in finishing or straightness. They are delivered without a box (but very well protected) and extra sharpening service is strongly suggested as their sharpness out of the box can be drastically improved.

Handles come in different colors and may vary from the one you see in the picture. If you want to be sure of the handle color kindly contact us by email or messenger.

Brand / Blacksmith: Dao Vua
Series: Leaf Spring
Knife type: Kiri Cleaver
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 180 / 320
Grind: Double bevel 50 / 50
Finish: Kurouchi
Steel type: Russian Leaf Spring
Forging method: Forged
HRC hardness: 60
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Wood
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 2.7
Blade height at heel (mm): 87
Weight (gr): 240