Ko-Deba Hammered Finish 105mm (4.1")
€ 80.00

Ko-Deba Hammered Finish 105mm (4.1")

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Japanese word Ko means 'small' or 'short', so yes, you guessed it, this is a small deba!

Ko-Deba Hammered Finish is a small, single bevel deba (right-handed users only!), primarily intended for filleting smaller fish, but it also performs well at smaller kitchen tasks, like mincing herbs or cleaning and preparing vegetables.

This Ko-Deba is made of White steel #2 (Shirogami) with visible traces of hammer and the kuro-uchi protective patina (black part on top of the blade). The blade is forged to a hardness of 61-62 HRC. It is intended for experienced knife owners who know how to handle and take care of knives made of White steel #2, which will develop some patina due to the high amount of carbon (C) in their chemical structure.

The handle is made of Magnolia wood with a plastic ferrule.


Blade shape: Deba
Steel type: Shirogami#2 White
Hardness (HRC scale): 61-62
Overall length: 230mm (9.1")
Blade length:
105mm (4.1")
Blade height:
39mm (1.5")
Spine thickness: 3.0mm (0.12")
Weight: 85g (3 oz)
Handle length: 115mm (4.5")
Handle type / wood:
Japanese / Magnolia
Blacksmith: Ikeuchi Hamono


Use & Care:

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
  • Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
  • Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
  • Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

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