The 180mm Deba is a traditional fish butchering knife. This one is the perfect size for fish like snapper or salmon. The knife is constructed from White #2 steel and takes a scary sharp edge. These knives are known for their superior performance for the price. The blade is attached to a Ho wood handle with a plastic ferrule. The blade is constructed from carbon steel so extra care is required to avoid rusting and chipping.
Weight: 10.8 ounces
Blade Length: 190 mm (7.375")
Overall Length: 330 mm (13")
Thickness at Heel: 7.1 mm
Blade Height: 56.5 mm
Please note we can only ship Tojiro knives in the USA.
I was looking for a budget deba and got much more than that. it came out of the box with great F&F. It was extremely sharp and ready to use although it did spend some time on the stones before it got use. I use it to fabricate many different size whole fish and really enjoy the feeling the knife gives. It is a great buy for someone wanting a great value.
I personally chose this knife because of the cost but dont let that fool you,it is a great knife. At the price,I do not believe there is a better deal out there for a 180mm deba.
By: Darren McGowen
Just received the knife a couple of weeks ago,my first Deba,and I love it! I’m new to japanese style knifes but have been reading up on them for about a year and as a fisherman I was fascinated by this knife due to how incredibly different it was from western style filet knives.
Yes,the handle is nothing special,but certainly doesn’t detract from the knives appeal at least to me. It’s the blade that I found to be so wonderful! I couldn’t wait to clean my first fish using this knife and was not disappointed to say the least. I used it clean a Bluefin tuna and some small Mahi we caught this past weekend and it was a revelation. I will never go back to western style blades for fish work. The knife was super sharp out of the box and the weight and shape was just awesome to use.
A great knife and even better value to me!
A terrific budget deba. This is a steal for the quality of this blade. A complaint is that my bolster will slide up and down periodically,but that’s nothing a soak in water (or some wood glue) can’t fix.
OUTSTANDING deba for the price. So far it’s been a dream fabbing striped bass,bream and salmon with this knife.