Dao Vua V3 52100 Carbon Steel 165mm Tall Nakiri

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DAO VUA 165mm V3 52100 Tall Nakiri


  • Origin Story: Handcrafted in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dao Vua knives are known for their sustainable production using high-quality materials.
  • Quality & Maintenance: These carbon steel knives with a kurouchi finish boast high build quality and sharpness, though they require careful maintenance due to easy oxidation.
  • Innovation: The V3 series improves upon previous iterations by sourcing 52100 carbon steel from the US, enhancing the uniformity and quality of the knives.

Knife Specs:

  • Maker: Dao Vua
  • Origin: Vietnam
  • Core Steel: 52100 Carbon Steel (Manufactured in USA)
  • HRC: ~61 - 62
  • Construction: Differential heat treated Monosteel
  • Length: 165mm
  • Heel Height: 69mm
  • Spine Thickness above Heel: 2.3mm
  • Weight: 205g
  • Handle: Japanese Wa Style with Ebony and Padauk Ferrule
  • Overall Length: 320mm

Dao Vua Sharpening Service

To complement your purchase, we highly recommend our professional Dao Vua Sharpening Service. Our expert team ensures each knife achieves an exceptionally perfect edge. This service guarantees a razor-sharp edge right out of the box, enhancing your culinary experience. When you order a Dao Vua knife from us, it is guaranteed to arrive sharp and ready for immediate use!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great for the money

Knife takes a great edge
This particular knife has a fairly even grind
Price is great
Handle fit and finish is great
Tokushu Shop is great to work with

Hit or miss quality control

The whole story is this: I received a knife a couple weeks ago that was warped, had an uneven grind, and a chip in the back. I left a review stating these things and mentioning that this would definitely be a project knife. A few days after this review, Tony reached out and wanted to ensure I was a happy customer. He offered to swap the knife or take a return. He ended up sending a me another knife free of charge, and the second one I received I believe is fantastic quality for the price.

Overall, I think that Dao Vua may have some QC issues, however, Tokushu stands by the product they carry and will take care of you. I will be doing more business with these guys in the future.

Aidan Basquez
Great knife and service

Gotta be my favorite knife site.

BD from Philly
Very good option for the price

Was on the fence between a nakiri and a cleaver and this “tall nakiri” is kind of both. Not bad for the price. My first 52100 steel knife. Sharpens easily but it did dull more quickly than I expected. I like the handle and the rustic / kurouchi finish. Balance point is right on the word “Vua” by the logo and a very natural spot for a pinch grip. The extra height helps with knuckle clearance when cutting tall veggies like cabbage. If you want an inexpensive utility nakiri/cleaver, check this out.


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