The Richmond Sakai 210mm Deba is used by Japanese professional cooks like a fillet knife. It's hand made in Sakai Japan with top quality hitachi white #2 steel and has a traditional one sided grind so this knife can only be used by a right-handed user.
Debas are very tough knives and the Richmond Sakai is no exception. It weighs in at 1 pound and features a very thick blade measuring 9.3mm at the heel. The blade is finished beautifully with a nicely rounded choil and spine. The back side has a very slight concave face which is finished in a flat grind all round the sides. This aids in food release but does restrict the knife to right hand users.
It is a very comfortable knife to hold and use. The knife has an oval-shaped handle made from Ho wood and a buffalo horn ferrule, and comes with a custom wood saya. The blade is hand sharpened and finished with a lovely hand engraved kanji script. The Richmond Sakai White #2 Deba 210mm really is a great knife that can compete with Debas costing far more money.
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