This Takeda Deba is used as a small cleaver. Most sushi chefs use the knife to chop off fish heads and tails.
The knife is made with aogami super steel and has a octagon rosewood handle. The knife measures about 180mm on the blade although measurements may vary since they are hand cut and hammered.
Mioroshi deba by Takeda. I was trying to figure out if the gyuto was thinner and at under 3mm I think it is. I was surprised at the edge on this knife. It came very sharp,I used it quite a bit and didnít notice the tell tale wear I see on some hand made blue steel knives. There were no little chips in the edge like I have found before in my Fujiwara Terayasu and a Shigefusa knives. In other words it held up really well. Two cases of butternut squash as a warm up. So I can definitely testify to Takeda being special.
This may become my favorite knife. I can’t really attest to the edge holding ability as yet,but it sharpens up nicely,feels great in the hand,is well shaped and looks durable as all get out.
By: Joe S.
I have never seen such a stout knife so sharp. The spine is about 1/4-3/8" thick at handle. There is no western equivalent of this knife! This is a must for your kitchen,it will make easy work of fish or chicken,or for that matter,anything!! Get yourself a Japanese sharpening stone and you won’t believe how easy you get a surgical edge on this thing!
By: Joe S.
This is an update on my last review. I finally got the chance to try this knife out on 3 big fish,and its amazing how easy cleaning fish is with this knife. I cleaned all 3 6pound+ fish in less time than it used to take me to clean 1 with my Henckels set. This cut the head off a 10lb Tautog like it was made of butter. I didn’t even need a fillet knife (I probably will for smaller fish though). And the best part is the edge was just as sharp and pristine after I was done than when I started. Worth every penny. Thanks!
By: Terry monk
Used on a fishing trip to cut whole fish up for bait. Worked like magic to make bait for catfish. Sounds strange,but it was amazing to use. Sharp after major usage and many 20 to 28 pound channel cats. Felt like a truly lucky fisherman to have such great equipment .