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Okeya Ginsan Ko-Deba 105mm
Okeya Ginsan Ko-Deba 105mm Okeya Ginsan Ko-Deba 105mmOkeya Ginsan Ko-Deba 105mmOkeya Ginsan Ko-Deba 105mm
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Okeya Ginsan Ko-Deba 105mm

Item #: JHG-D105

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

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Our Price: $70.00
How could you not want one of these charming blades? Just one look and it was love at first sight for us. We have a thing for fun and functional knives that scream personality, and the Okeya Ginsan Ko Deba ranks right up there with the best of them.

In true deba fashion, the blade is a single-sided grind made specifically for parting out fish. Deba knives are one of the three traditional blades used in Japanese professional kitchens, along with the yanagiba and usuba.

The construction is a hammer forged san-mai style cladding of Ginsan steel hagane with a soft stainless steel jigane. The cladding then receives a really great looking pebble finish. Talk about character! The simple oval ho wood handle mates perfectly with the blade and allows the knife to be sold at a super low price.

Ginsan steel is a great alloy for knives, given its highly stainless and tough overall characteristics. It is also known as Silver 3, and is used in many high end knife lines including Suisin, Sukenari, and Konosuke. Itís amazing that the artisans at Okeya can come up with a knife using such high end materials, great looks, and grinds at such a bargain price. We love it, and think you will too.

  • Brand: Okeya
  • Location: Miki, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Edge Steel: Ginsan
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Type: Ko Deba
  • Edge Length: 105mm
  • Height: 40mm
  • Grind: Traditional Single Bevel (See Photo)

  • Customer Reviews


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      not so sharp
    Posted By: Teresa marrandino - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    It wasn't as sharp as I would have liked.

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      Okeya Ginsanko Ko-deba
    Posted By: HPHH - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I wasn't expecting much but a fun little single-bevel to play with but was surprised.

    All single-bevels tend to have issues with low and high spots on the blade road and/or an uneven ura side, but the problems with this knife were minimal. The ura is perfectly flat and even, and the only thing I noticed on mine was a slightly more obtuse grind up toward the tip, but this price is unbelievable.

    I "opened" the knife on a 400 grit -> 1000 grit -> 4000 grit progression and added a microbevel. It was an absolute joy to sharpen.

    I abused it on 2 fishing trips so far and use the knife to both kill the fish and to clean the fish. It went through over 80 fish in total and has endured with just a few orange spots from being coated in fish goo. The edge is still surprisingly good. I kill the fish using ike jime, which means I stab through the fish's head right behind the eye to instantly kill it. On a thrashing fish, using a skinny double-beveled petty felt a bit risky but something about the thicker, tougher point on this thing made the job very easy. I've never killed fish so efficiently.

    You don't need to get a throwaway single-bevel to mess with. You can get one that is still a great knife in its own right. I highly recommend this ko-deba.

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    Posted By: BadgerTodd

    This is a beautiful example of someone else's studio, a vision, and embarking on an adventure. We had a small hole in our kitchen knife collection which sees daily use. This gem fits what we needed for working our way out of the kitchen garden greens, and we get to be patrons of the steel arts. Thank You Mark and Sue!

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      Great Beginner Deba
    Posted By: Mike B.
    2 people found this review helpful

    Awesome knife especially for the money and the steel is incredibly sharp when sharpened correctly. My advice to anyone who doesn't know how to sharpen is to get the cktg sharpening service on it. Ootb it's not very sharp but once an edge is put on it's incredibly sharp. The grinds on the knife were awesome as well.

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      Unbelievably useful little knife
    Posted By: Doug - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I give 4 stars only because of how the knife comes out of the box. The handle is ho-hum, and it isn't very sharp. Those things said, this knife sharpens up great, and is incredibly handy.I bought this knife because my restaurant serves a lot of catfish, and our filets often still have fins, tails, or scales still attached, and trimming them with a 50/50 ground petty is a little bit slow and cumbersome. I took the time to really put an edge on this thing (which is astonishingly easy thanks to it's traditional single bevel grind) and it works amazingly well for trimming out our filets so that they are perfect when they go out to the table. It works very well as a small petty as well. After just one day of ownership it has already trimmed hundreds of pieces of fish, and 20 pounds of chicken breasts. I can't wait to use it to take down whole chickens.

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