Sakai Takayuki AUS8 INOX Deba 165mm

About the Shape -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.

About Sakai Takayuki AUS8 INOX- Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. Although the Sakai region traditionally specializes in single-bevel blades, Sakai Takayuki makes many different shapes.

The AUS8 INOX is perfect for a young sushi chef or amateur home cook wanting to break into the world of sushi. These are forged out of AUS-8, stainless steel that is harder than your average kitchen knife but not quite as hard as some of the carbon and high-tech steels of Japan. In normal speak, it will keep an incredible edge for a long time but is more durable than some higher-end knives.

Knife Shape Deba
Blade Length 165mm
Blade Height 49mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 7mm
Weight 283
Steel Type AUS8 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 58-59
Edge/Bevel Single Bevel, Right hand bias
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Right handed "D" style Magnolia wood with black plastic collar
Maker Sakai Takayuki
Knife Line Sakai Takayuki AUS8 INOX