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Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50
Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50 Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50
Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50 Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50

Okeya White #2 Ko-Deba 105mm 50/50

Item #: JSR-D105

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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We have a great liking for knives that fall a bit out of the box in terms of shape of style. The Okeya ko-deba is such a knife. Deba knives are traditionally single-sided and used for filleting fish; the ko-deba is a smaller version of this. This double-edged version is a lot easier to use and maintain than single bevels. It also makes it applicable for both right- and left-handed users.

The Okeya ko-deba is a super fun little knife that is adept at many tasks around the kitchen. It is a great knife for filleting smaller fish or boning poultry. It also serves well as a replacement for a tall petty.

The core steel used here is Shirogami 2, or White Paper #2, hardened to about 60HRC. It is covered with a soft iron to add strength and reduce weight. The outer cladding is given a good-looking hairline. The grind is very well executed with a lovely blade path leading to the double bevel edge.

The Okeya ko-deba comes with a very basic ho-wood handle and plastic ferrule.

  • Blacksmith: Okeya San
  • Location: Miki Japan
  • Weight: 2.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 108 mm
  • Total Length: 229 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.4 mm
  • Blade Height: 39.4 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    4  Pretty Darn Good for $48, April 2, 2019
    Posted By: Andrew

    I bought this to see if I would like Wa handles and carbon steel. It seemed like an inexpensive way to test out the two. I mostly use it to finely slice garlic/shallots, and bone out chicken thighs. It's so light that it takes almost no effort to blaze through several cloves of garlic, but not so delicate that I'm worried about it when running up against chicken bones.

    Bottom Line:
    If this knife were lost/stolen, I'd absolutely buy another.


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    5  Well worth the price, December 2, 2016
    Posted By: Bill Hobson - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    I bought this Deba to see if I liked a small knife with knuckle clearance. Then maybe I would buy a fancier one if I liked it. I do like the size and shape. It gets used more and more. The pettys and paring knives are getting lonesome. the steel really gets sharp and holds an edge much longer than expected. Also it doesn't tarnish easily...a surprise. Since I am not using this to cut bone I wish someone would make a knife just like this with a thinner spine. As advertized the handle is "utilitarian". I am so attached I will probably put a fancier handle on it and keep the knife.

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