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Kitaoka Suminagashi Deba 165mm

Deba
Deba means “short fat tooth” and this describes the shape of the knife. This is the first knife a sushi chef would use when preparing fish. It is used to fillet fish and butcher the boneless meat. The Deba is a traditional Japanese blade that is only sharpened on one side. This is called “single bevel.” Don’t let the shape and weight of a Deba fool you; they are nimble and precise. Choose the length of your Deba based on the size of fish you’ll be butchering most often.

Knife Shape Deba
Blade Length 165mm
Steel Type
Rockwell Hardness
61:63
Handle Shape
Octagon
Handle Material Rosewood handle with pakka wood collar
Blacksmith Hideo Kitaoka
Knife Line Kitaoka Suminagashi

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