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Small Deba

Handcrafted Japanese Deba

Blade: Single-edged 

Steel: SK5

HRC: 58

Size: Blade length 120mm. Total length 246mm. Width 50mm. Width of handle 20mm. Weight 156g.

Maker: Misuzu in Hyogo, Japan

Purpose: Small pieces of meat and fish. 

Function: Cutting and filleting.

This little Deba is a single blade knife, specifically designed for cutting and filleting small meat and fish.

It is not suitable for cutting vegetable, as it is a single blade knife. 

The weight, thickness and angle of the blade helps with cutting the meat, and the flat surface (slightly arching) slides against the grain for a flawless and smooth fillet. 

Knife handle is made with magnolia wood and finished with a natural lacquer of ‘Urushi’. Urushi is a natural tree sap that forms a transparent coating to protect and beautifully enhance traditional Japanese woodwork. It provides water-resistance and an antibacterial effect to keep your handle safe and durable. This knife is suitable for right-handed users. Left handed deba knife can be ordered, however it will be a custom made order which will take 2-3 months.  

Handcrafted in Ono, Hyogo, Japan. This region is one of last of Japan where craftsman are still making knives with traditional knife making skills and practices. Each craftsman works collaboratively to ensure the tradition is kept alive and passed onto the next generation. We are proud to support this community.

Knife care: Please wash and dry the knife straight after use and never put it in dishwasher. Heating the blades will cause stretching and is detrimental to the quality. Please store in a dry and cool spot. We can sharpen your knife whenever needed :)

Also available in medium and large sizes. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions.