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Tanaka Kurouchi Deba 165mm
Tanaka Kurouchi Deba 165mm
Tanaka Kurouchi Deba 165mm

Tanaka Kurouchi Deba 165mm

Item #: TA-K165DE

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Debas are traditional Japanese knives used for fileting fish. Users interested in trying one out might be put off by the premium cost of many handmade debas on the market. This 165mm Tanaka Kurouchi deba offers top tier steel, experienced handmade craftsmanship, and a very accessible price. The Tanaka Kurouchi deba is a single bevel knife, meaning it is only ground on one side. Consequently this knife is strongly right hand biased and sharpening is done in a different manner from typical western styled double beveled knives. The core steel is Aogami #2, a premier cutlery steel, hardened to 62-63 HRC. The core is wrapped in a soft carbon steel cladding. While the kurouchi finish will inhibit oxidation, the knife will patina with normal use. The handle is d-shaped and made with ho wood with a black plastic ferrule. These are handmade items so dimensions may vary between knives.
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4  Product Review, February 18, 2014
Posted By: ken - verified customer

Pretty good entry level deba

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4  Product Review, May 8, 2012
Posted By: WL - verified customer

Nice hefty knife that's built to be used. Fit and finish is good, considering the price point. Has a great looking hamon out of the box, but not that sharp. Takes a really nice edge, though the hamon isn't as pronounced as before. I've only had a chance to use it for cutting pizza (works great!) and am looking forward to using it for prepping fish and chicken.

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5  Product Review, March 28, 2011
Posted By: EJ - verified customer

Blue steel deba for this price is hard to fathom. This is a great deal. Knife takes a super edge.

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3  Product Review, February 14, 2011
Posted By: John - verified customer

It has and takes a good edge It makes a nice addition to my knifes. It does make me want to add a real good one at some time.

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