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Tani White #2 Deba 165mm
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Tani White #2 Deba 165mm

Item #: OE-TA-110

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Our Price: $180.00
The deba knife was created in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. Originally the Portuguese had requested the slicing of large amounts of tobacco and the deba was created for this purpose. Due to its utility as a blade for many more things, its popularity in the Japanese kitchen grew quickly. With its middle length blade, sharp edge, and thick spine, it became a multipurpose knife which found particular favor in the chopping of proteins (mainly fish as that was the most commonly consumed protein).

Fast forward a few hundred years and the deba still occupies a spot on the podium in the Japanese kitchen, along with its trinity siblings, the yanagiba and usuba.

Tani makes this knife out of White #2 steel. A Hitachi product that is favored by many makers especially when building single bevel blades. It has a great ability to be sharpened to the most acute angles, which is very desirable when making knives with this geometry. The core is clad ni-mai style with a soft iron. It has a migaki (polished) finish on the upper blade road and a soft satin below it down to the exposed core.

The traditional and finely finished octagonal handle is made from magnolia wood and buffalo horn.

  • Blacksmith: Mr. Tani
  • Location: Sakai, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, Ni Mai
  • Edge Steel: White #2
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Migaki (Means "Polished" in Japanese)
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Weight: 11.1 oz (314 g)
  • Edge Length: 175 mm
  • Total Length: 320 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 6.4 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 50.6 mm
  • Handle: Magnolia Wood
  • Ferrule: Buffalo Horn

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      Beautiful, and functional.
    Posted By: Daniel Biddle

    This is a beautiful and functional knife, sharpened for the first time. The blade was true and required little effort to get it like a razor. Looking forward to getting some fish now to clean with this knife.

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