Sakai W#2 Mioroshi Deba 210mm. This Mioroshi style deba has a core steel of White #2 and is clad in a soft iron. A Mioroshi deba is thinner, shorter and lighter than a traditional deba--a viable option for a user who wields it all day as a professional, or anyone looking for a lighter knife. The knife is considered a fully reactive knife, meaning diligent care and maintenance are required to prevent rusting.
This is a single bevel edge and will require the user to possess a a special set of skills to sharpen. Please be prepared, or plan to send it to a professional.
At the center of it all is a highly regarded carbon steel that is quite often used in high-end Japanese cutlery, a steel known for its ability to take rather acute and refined edges. Although it falls slightly behind in edge retention it moves ahead as one of the easiest Japanese steels to sharpen. The hardness is in the area of 60 HRC. The iron cladding forms a “hairline” where the cladding and core steel come together.
The handle is a traditional "D" shape and is made from ho wood and carries a buffalo horn ferrule. The saya is included with this knife.
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