Ikeuchi Deba Shirogami #2 Tsuchime 150mm (5.9")
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Ikeuchi Deba Shirogami #2 Tsuchime with a 150mm (5.9") blade length is a single bevel deba (right-handed users only!), primarily intended for filleting fish and chicken. But this knife has (for a deba) a thin spine (3.0mm), so it can also be used as a small multi-purpose santoku-like knife.
This 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.
|Steel type:||Shirogami #2|
|Hardness (HRC scale):||61-62|
|Overall length:||285mm (11.2")|
|Blade length:||150mm (5.9")|
|Spine thickness:||3.0mm (0.12")|
|Weight:||175g (3 oz)|
|Handle length:||123mm (4.8")|
|Handle type / wood:||Japanese / Magnolia|
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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