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Moritaka AS Deba 180mm
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Moritaka AS Deba 180mm

Item #: Moritaka-Deba180

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews)

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Our Price: $260.00
The Moritaka Supreme knives are excellent pieces of blade-craft. Aogami Super treated to HRC 64-65 comprises the core of this line and is clad in softer iron. Moritaka chooses to present these knives with a gorgeous kurouchi finish which bolsters the bladesí anti-corrosive properties. The grinds on this series are excellent and the edges are an absolute dream to work with. Easy to sharpen through high grits and capable of steep edge angles, the edge is nonetheless durable and exhibits great retention.

This 180mm deba is also sometimes referred to as a Western deba due to the symmetrical grind and edge bevel. This can be advantageous as the edge is more durable than its single-bevel counterparts and can be used in more applications than simply breaking down whole fish. This is also a tremendous knife for left-handed users who are looking to explore the pattern but donít want to pay large sums of money to have a left-handed run produced by the smith in Japan. Fit and finish are excellent on these knives, and given the amount of metal that is used to produce debas, this is one of the best values to be found in handcrafted AS steel. Please note that these knives now have a ho wood octagonal handle with buffalo horn ferrule. The video on the page is not current. The photos are current.

  • Blacksmith: Moritaka San
  • Location: Yatsushiro, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Technique: Moritaka san inserts the steel
  • Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
  • Cladding: Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • HRC: 65+-
  • Weight: 8.9 oz (252 g)
  • Blade Length: 179 mm
  • Total Length: 325 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 7.5 mm
  • Blade Height: 55.9 mm
  • Handle: Ho Wood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Buffalo Horn

  • Customer Reviews


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      mMoritaka Deba 180mm
    Posted By: Jacob - verified customer

    Sturdy - sharp- well made knife that will last a lifetime. Simply awesome!!

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      Amazing Knife!
    Posted By: Sam Hershey - verified customer

    Wow, I couldn't be happier with my purchase of this knife! It arrived quickly, was exactly as advertised and is amazingly sharp. The best knife I own and probably the last I will ever purchase, I prize this ownership, it is a work of art!

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      Super sharp
    Posted By: Basher - verified customer

    I have now owned this knife for 18 months and it has become my go to knife. Why? Because the edge remains scary sharp far longer than my other knives and takes far less work on a stone to bring back the edge after hours of use. I'm talking less than 5 minutes on 3000 and 8000 grit stone. Very easy to sharpen as the bevel holds its angle to the stone. My knife is not a 50/50 bevel, more like 60/40. This hasn't been a problem. It has a very thick spine near the handle and feels compact in hand. It's a heavy knife for its size, however, given the short length, this weight does not transfer to discomfort. It feels strong in hand, and easy to wield. The handle surprisingly retains its grip after dicing many kilograms of protein. I keep reaching for this knife over others for these reasons. Every time I pick it up i touch the edge and feel a little danger... It's that sharp.

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      a left handed dream
    Posted By: Jordan - verified customer

    A stunning knife, with nice weight and beautiful grinds. Lefties will spend hundreds more on a left handed deba, but If you can accept the 50/50 bevel, this knife is a great alternative.

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      Product Review
    Posted By: Matt - verified customer

    No frills, pure functionality. I've had the knife a bit over 2 weeks and it is a new favorite of mine. Very very sharp, durable, and has a nice weight. It's a bit of a change to break down fish with a deba if you aren't used to it but after a few times you will love it! Great purchase

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      Product Review
    Posted By: Erik - verified customer

    my third Moritaka. My favorite knife. sharp. hefty, well balanced. a beautiful knife that is extremely wieldy and feels like an extension of your hand.

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      Product Review
    Posted By: Andrew - verified customer

    The craftsmanship of this blade is just beyond words. I was taking back by its out of box sharpness if that's a word but after I took its across my 3000 stone it was just something amazing.

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      Product Review
    Posted By: Joost Moree - verified customer

    This is a top product indeed. I allready bought the Gyuto 210 mm directly at Moritaka's site but the ?/Yen hanky panky almost doubled the price of this top product. Just charging as done with Chef's went perfect. And the cost for shipping is reasonable too.I love the patina of the Moritaka blades. And the quality of the handles. The holding of the edge property is, as the French say: hors competition.A joy just lifting it out of the box; touch it;let the handle caress the palm of your hand; look at it; work with it; clean it and cherish it.The Kiritsuke 240mm is on its way to be added to the collection. And I think the Santoku an the Petty will follow soon to complete it. And maybe the cleaver, just because it is such a beautiful piece of craftmanship. And so are they all.

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