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Doi Blue Steel Deba 180mm Ebony
Doi Blue Steel Deba 180mm Ebony Doi Blue Steel Deba 180mm EbonyDoi Blue Steel Deba 180mm Ebony
Doi Blue Steel Deba 180mm Ebony Doi Blue Steel Deba 180mm EbonyDoi Blue Steel Deba 180mm Ebony

Doi Blue Steel Deba 180mm Ebony

Item #: 1237

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Doi Blue Steel Deba 180mm Ebony

Mr. Keijiro Doi is one of the most renowned blacksmiths in the world. He and his son Itsuo live and work in Sakai, Japan which is located about 45 minutes south of Osaka.
The 86 year-old craftsman is widely considered to be one of the finest knife blacksmiths who has ever lived and was awarded the highest honor bestowed on traditional craftsmen by the Japanese Government. Throughout his illustrious career, Doi-san has produced blades for chefs and collectors worldwide. He learned the craft from his father when he began his apprenticeship 65 years ago. Doi gained acclaim through his perfection of a very difficult low temperature forging technique known as ‘yakidoshi’ and is a pioneer of forging Ao-ko No.2 (Blue Steel), which was previously thought to be impossible.
Doi-san retired a few years ago and these are some of the last of his blades available on the new market. We are thrilled to be able to offer these rare knives to our clients.

This is a really nice example of Master Doi's work. The 180mm Deba with yasuki blue #2 steel has a very nice upgraded ebony handle with buffalo horn ferrule. These knives are primarily used like cleavers for removing fins and tails of fish as well as fillet work. They can also be used for chopping vegetables and cutting up poultry.
The blade is very thick at 7.6mm at the heel and weighs in at an impressive 12 ounces. The blue Aogami #2 steel is clad on the front side with a soft iron layer. Of course, it is a reactive blade so it needs care and attention to keep it dry. The back side is slightly concave (ura-suki). The front side has a single grind from the shinogi line to the edge. The finish is exemplary and the look is enhanced with some fine chiseled kanji script on the front.
This is a stunning knife and one of the last of the breed. If you have ever wanted a knife with true “soul” the Doi Blue Steel Deba is one such blade.

  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Blade Length: 180 mm (7")
  • Thickness at Heel: 7.6 mm
  • Blade Height: 55 mm

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    5  Product Review, March 24, 2013
    Posted By: GRraff - verified customer

    This knife is beautiful to look at and when I took it from the box, that is really all it was. The edge seemed sharp, but quickly died. It took a lot of work to get the edge in good shape, but now it is amazing. Scary sharp and it holds its edge extremely well. Even splitting fish heads on an almost daily basis, it only requires touch ups and not full on daily sharpening. Highly recommended.

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    5  Product Review, August 29, 2012
    Posted By: By - verified customer

    This is a stunning blade. You get a LOT of steel when you buy this. Worth far more the advertised price in my opinion. I have seen many deba knives and was waiting until what was I felt was the right one was available. Nothing comes close to this. Very happy to have another Doi blade- one of the finest blacksmiths of our time.

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