Sakai Takayuki Tokujo White #2 Kiritsuke Deba 150mm (5.9")
Style : Deba
Length : 150mm (5.9")
Weight : oz (g)
Blade Steel Type : White #2 Steel
Handle material : Ho (Japanese magnolia) wood and Buffalo horn ferrule
HRC : 61
Bevel Angle Ratio : Single bevel (Right-Handed)
Cover : Not included
Blade & Handle
The Sakai Takayuki Tokujo series is made from White #2 Carbon Steel that can be sharpened for high performance to give excellent cuts. White #2 Carbon Steel's properties retain the edge's sharpness each time it is sharpened. We recommend it to those who place importance on sharpening and retaining a sharp edge.
Each knife is carefully finished by the craftsmen of Sakai Takayuki so you can rest assured that the knife will perform right out of the box.
Deba are large single-bevel knives used for butchering fish. They are very thick at the spine, with the shinogi line usually starting near the bottom third of the knife. The heavy weight coupled with the thin edge from the single bevel let the knife break through fish bones with ease while maintaining a keen, sharp cutting edge. Deba are not flexible, like Western filet knives, and are not used for the up-and-over butchery style but rather "sanmai oroshi" or "gomai oroshi" meaning three-piece and five-piece butchery respectively, where the knife will cut directly through the rib bones and ride along the spine to carve as closely to the bone as possible.