Dao Vua: Vietnamese Craftsmanship
For those who venture outside of Japanese-made kitchen knives, a brief internet search will quickly lead you to the brand Dao Vua. But who are they, and why have they taken the internet and market by storm? The story of Dao Vua and their kitchen knife price point is where it all begins.
The Humble Beginnings of Dao Vua
Here's the short and dirty version of their origin story, easily found online: Dao Vua knives are handmade in Hanoi, Vietnam, by barefoot Vietnamese bladesmiths, using recycled materials, specifically what they call leaf spring steel. At this price point, these knives are seriously impressive in build and sharpness. However, they may not be for you if you struggle to take care of your knives. Being carbon steel, even with a kurouchi finish, they sharpen easily but also oxidize easily, so care should be taken to maintain a dry knife.
The Third Iteration: "V3"
Once again, with the third iteration of their knives, "V3," Dao Vua has addressed another concern users have sometimes had. If the metal used is from recycled materials, how can the consistency of the final product be assured? Enter sourcing 52100 carbon steel from the US with this V3 line. So, it sounds like every time an end-user has a demand, it seems to be met. What else would you like to see from this exciting Vietnamese knife company?
- Maker: DaoVua
- Origin: Viet Nam
- Core Steel: 52100 Carbon Steel Manufactured in USA
- HRC: ~61 - 62
- Construction: Differential heat treated Monosteel
- Length: 165mm
- Heel Height: 54.2mm
- Spine above heel: 2.5mm
- Weight: 172g
- Handle: Japanese Wa Style with Ebony with Padauk Ferrule
Embrace the Craftsmanship of Dao Vua
Dao Vua's knives are a testament to innovation, craftsmanship, and responsiveness to customer needs. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a kitchen enthusiast, these knives offer a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Experience the art of Vietnamese bladesmithing with Dao Vua today.
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