Affordable, artisan-made knives forged from recycled steel.
Dao Vua knives are carefully crafted from upcycled leaf spring steel (5160 steel)—a high carbon, chromium-laced steel designed for car springs that happens to be excellent for heavily used knives that need to withstand frequent sharpening and maintain a durable edge. The blades are hardened to 59-60 HRC, so they’ll keep a fine edge with little maintenance. And the blades exhibit all the marks of hand-forging. Plus, they’re finished with a matte black kurouchi (blacksmith) finish, which makes the knives nonstick and protects the steel from moisture. And the comfortable wooden handles are hand-shaped from water-resistant ebony and are similar to Japanese wa handles. With their ergonomic fit, they suit a wide range of hand sizes and cutting styles: choke up for control and slide your grip back for leverage.