Fujimoto Nashiji Deba 105mm


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.

This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board. Perfect for slicing shallots, cutting herbs, and boning smaller proteins. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.

Yo-Deba 105mm

The Yo-deba is the Western version of the traditional Japanese Deba. It is for filleting fish and butchery with boneless meat and cutting half frozen food. Yo-debas have a similar weight to Western chef knives, with the added benefit of a blade that is sharper and stays sharper longer.

Knife Shape: Yo-Deba
Blade Length: 105mm
Steel Type: #2 Aogami (Blue carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness: 61:63
Handle Shape: Oval
Handle Material: Burnt chestnut wood with plastic collar
Care for carbon steel stainless clad knives

  • To maintain the edge, we recommend the usage of a Ceramic Honing Rod. Which can be purchased at 50% off with any knife purchase.
  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • This knife is clad in stainless steel to protect against rust and has exposed carbon steel cutting edge, giving you the best of both worlds. The down side though, is the cutting edge can rust if left to stand for an extended period of time. Over time a patina will form protecting the knife.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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