Tanaka Deba 165mm (6.5")
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Deba, a heavy traditional Japanese knife for rougher tasks made by the one and only Shigeki Tanaka. The knife is chisel ground (single bevel) and is suitable only for right-handed users. The blade is forged in Aogami #2 Blue steel and contains a large, round, traditional handle. On top is a 17-layer gorgeous Damascus pattern which makes this Deba a one-of-a-kind!
The remarkable performance of kitchen knives may well be a synonym for Shigeki Tanaka. This young skilled craftsman that can boast with his radical design and mastery makes knives that are beloved by people all over the world. Shigeki Tanaka is the fourth generation blacksmith. Due to his excellent knife-making skills, Shigeki Tanaka is one of the most recognizable blacksmiths in the city of Miki.
|Handle type / wood||
Japanese / Magnolia
|Hardness (HRC scale)||61-62|
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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