Rua is the Vietnamese word for turtle.
In Vietnamese culture, the turtle has a special place. It represents wisdom and longevity and appears in many famous legends. Hoan Kiem Lake or Lake of the Risen Sword in the center of Hanoi is associated with a myth about King Le Loi, who received a sword from a magical turtle in the lake with which he could defeat his enemies.
The rectangular blade shape is typical for this Asian vegetable knife. The tip of the knife is slightly rounded to facilitate chopping and cutting vegetables. The knife is ideal for preparing carrots, cucumbers, cabbage and other vegetables.
Each of our knives is handmade by a traditional blacksmith's workshop in Cao Bang in northern Vietnam.
Since carbon steel blades are not rustproof, the knife should be washed by hand after each use and dried directly. After a few weeks of use, a natural, superficial discoloration forms on the blade, the patina. It protects the blade and gives it a unique character. If the knife is not used for a long time, we recommend rubbing the blade with a little vegetable oil.
Handle: Tamarind wood
Steel: Carbon steel
Weight: 174 gram
Blade height: 5.3 cm
Blade length: 17 cm
Blade width: 2 mm
Handle length: 13 cm
Total length: 30.3 cm
Manufacturer: Heritedge Viet Crafts
Item Number: 16-10068
Delivery unit: 1 knife
Scope of delivery: Handmade kitchen knife Rua Classic
Taiga Eco Rating
This product scores in at least 50% of our sustainable materials characteristics, making it especially sustainable. Sustainability starts with the materials. That's why, when evaluating this criterion, we look closely at whether the product is made of natural or recycled or recyclable materials, and whether it is petroleum- or plastic-free. We also look to see if the materials are locally and organically grown.
This product scores in at least 50% of our sustainable manufacturing characteristics, making it especially sustainable. Manufacturing is an essential step in the life cycle of a product. This includes whether a product is manufactured without animal testing or the use of critical substances such as genetically modified crops or palm oil. We also take a close look at whether it is produced locally and in a CO2-neutral manner. In addition, we check whether social sustainability, such as fair wages, is observed during production.
This product scores in at least 50% of our sustainable packaging characteristics, making it especially sustainable. The packaging of a product has a major impact on the environment. Therefore, if the product has packaging, we carefully consider whether it is made of recycled materials and/or is itself recyclable. Plastic-free packaging and packaging that can be returned to a reusable system or that stands out due to particularly intelligent and sustainable packaging design score better with us.
This product scores in at least 50% of our characteristics for environmentally friendly use, making it particularly sustainable. Even during your use, a product has an impact on the environment. That's why we look at whether you can save resources such as energy, water or material with the product. It is also important to us whether a product is repairable, durable and/or refillable.
Unfortunately, this product still scores in too few of our characteristics for sustainable recyclability. This does not mean that the product is generally not sustainable, only that there is potential for more sustainability in the area of recyclability. A major challenge for sustainability is the integration of products into the biological and technical cycle. It is important here whether a product is recyclable, biodegradable or industrially or at home compostable. We also rate positively if the manufacturer offers a take-back system for the product and transfers it back into the cycle itself. Unfortunately, this product does not score in any of our characteristics for comprehensive recyclability.