This Tanaka 180mm Deba is great for use processing chicken or fish. This knife is single beveled and is intended for right handed users. The knife has a kasumi finish and the core steel is high grade Hitachi Blue #2 steel. Heat treatment on this is about HRC 62. Shigeki Tanaka hand forges these knives and these are a really good value when compared to other knives in this category. Comes with a nice wooden gift box.
Great value deba. Pretty sharp out of the box,but with some work on the stones this really sings. Fantastic edge retention. Easily removes fish heads and goes through chicken bones with very minimum effort. I rounded the spine and choil like on the Kaneshige and it makes it a very comfortable knife to use. Thanks Mark for the fantastic recommendation.