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 Nakiri, that looks like a small cleaver, is a specialized knife for vegetables. It is a double bevel knife and has a tall, thin blade in order to go through vegetables easily. It is a very popular knife throughout Japan as well as the rest of the world because its specialized profile makes the veggie preparation so easy. Feels nimble in the hand despite its size and its thin blade is designed for precise cuts. Perfect for chopping, slicing and push cuts.

This Dao Vua Nakiri has special shape with a more curved profile than the usual Japanese ones, features a taller blade (somewhere between the Chinese cleaver and Nakiri) and has a great rustic look. A very nice hand made handle completes this excellent choice for the starters in the handmade knives world or the ones that cannot afford a Japanese handmade knife.

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.

Important Note: This is a Carbon Steel knife and not a stainless one. Requires attention and care in its maintenance like quick washing and drying after use, storing in low humidity area and application of mineral oil if not used for some time.

Over time it will form a patina that will protect it from rust. In case rust appears, use baking soda on wet blade, leave it for 10 mins and rub carefully with your finger or a soft sponge. In case rust is not removed, contact us for further instructions.

Brand / Blacksmith: Dao Vua
Series: Leaf Spring
Knife type: Nakiri Tall
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 170 / 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): 1.7
Blade height at heel (mm): 71
Weight (gr): 206