Masaru Aogami #2 Deba 150mm
Our Deba is made with traditional construction of knives, single bevel (KATAHA). Since the bevel is only created on the front side of the blade towards the edge of the concave back, single bevel knives have a tendency to slide slightly to the left (for right hand user) when the knives is in cutting motion. This particular piece is called Awase which is forged welding Hagane (high carbon steel )onto a Jigane (soft steel). The knife is polished and installed with an ebony and white buffalo horn handle.
What is a Deba ?
Deba is indispensable for cleaning fish. It is used to cut through hard bones and also to filet the fish. Thus it is constructed with a thick spine while the tip is thin with an extremely sharp edge. Deba was one of the most common fish knife to used in home kitchen over at Japan. It also works particularly well in splitting fish head into half and also shaving ice.