Sakai Takayuki Michiko Special Engraved Kurouchi Deba 210mm "Dragon"

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 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 Michiko Special Engraved - 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.

Michiko Kubota-san from Sakai Takayuki is a master engraver with insane self-taught skills. Her knives are as much art as they are functional tools.

Knife Shape Deba
Blade Length 210mm
Blade Height
Spine Thickness at Heel
Weight
Steel Type Shirogami #3 (White Carbon Steel)core with Carbon Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 59-61
Edge/Bevel Single Bevel, Right hand bias
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, D-Shape Magnolia wood handle with horn collar
Maker Sakai Takayuki
Knife Line