Rua is the vietnamese wort for turtle.The turtle has a very special place in Vietnamese culture. It stands for wisdom and longevity and appears in many famous legends. The Hoan Kiem Lake or Lake of the Risen Sword in the center of Hanoi is linked to 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 of this Asian paring knife. The tip of the knife is slightly rounded to ensure easy chopping and slicing of vegetables. The knife is ideal for preparing carrots, cucumbers, cabbage and other vegetables.
Each of our knives is handcrafted in a traditional blacksmith village in northern Vietnam. The color and shape of the knives may vary slightly from the illustration.