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Nakagawa Uchi à Hamono Ginsan Deba 165mm Mirror Polish Ebony

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Original price $423.00 - Original price $423.00
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$423.00
$423.00 - $423.00
Current price $423.00
Description

Deba literally translates to "pointed carving knife" and can also be called Hon-Deba (true Deba). Japanese specialty knives are made with a specific purpose and they excel at what they are designed to do. In the case of the Deba, the knife is perfect for working on whole fish since each part of the blade has its own function. The sturdier heel is used to cut the head and tail of the fish, as well as the small bones. The more delicate tip is used to penetrate the flesh of the fish, as well as to guide the cook to the spine of the fish. The center of the knife, with its curved shape, is used to cut as close to the spine as possible to lift the fish fillets and remove the skin. The Deba can also be used to butcher poultry and small game, although this is not its specialty.

Ginsan is a steel very similar to Shirogami 2 in its composition. An addition of 14% chromium results in a stainless steel with low impurities. As a result, blades forged from Ginsan have a high hardness and cutting retention capacity that rivals most blades made from traditional high carbon steels. The purity of Ginsan makes it a preferred steel for blacksmiths who work with steel in the traditional way and is pleasant to sharpen.

Tips for best results

Make sure your knife will deliver its absolute best by having it professionally sharpened at least once a year. Please note that our meticulously handcrafted Japanese knives are – unless otherwise noted – carbon steel and not stainless steel. To prevent rust, make sure the blades are patted dry – especially when cutting acidic items. Never cut frozen foods, hard products, bone, or twist the blade when using. Never soak in water after use or put in the dishwasher. After use, store in a cool, dry place and avoid high temperature fluctuations. 

Our commitment to you – our customers
Warranty

Every knife we carry has a lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects and errors. For example, if the handle becomes detached or cracks appear after a few weeks of proper use. Or if there are any blade cracks from the edge to the spine. While such defects are indeed rare, they can occur. In such cases, we will exchange the knife in question or give you a refund. Each warranty case is different depending on the criteria, and we reserve the right in each and every case to evaluate the applicability of our lifetime warranty in the event of any manufacturing defects and errors.

After-Sales service

Do you get the feeling that your knife just can’t “cut it”?

Each knife we carry is supplied with a so-called “factory edge”. Our chef knife range comprises more than 200 different products. While all our handcrafted Japanese knives ship with a “factory edge”, ultimate blade sharpness can vary. If you feel that your knife’s blade edge is not performing to its full potential, feel free to contact us and we will provide you with professional sharpening for free!

Oops! What about the truly Unthinkable?

Was it just through a slight slip of the hand that your knife accidentally fell on the floor and damaged its tip and blade, or it was used to cut a hard, frozen product and chipped? Don’t despair, get in touch with us and we will solve the problem through our in-house, professional sharpening and repair service.

Simply contact us or visit our store to get a free estimate.

Customer Ratings

Dimensions

Size

165mm

Weight

286g

Handle length at tip

189mm

Edge lenght

171mm

Blade height

51mm

Blade thickness

6.0mm

Handle size

134mm

Blade

Steel

Ginsan with stainless steel cladding

Steel type

Stainless steel

Finish

Mirror Polish

Handle

Handle material

Ebony and buffalo horn

Details

Profile

Deba

Usage

Fish knife

Hand orientation

Right-handed

Making

Production area

Sakai

Blacksmith

Nakagawa

What are the different types of Japanese knives?

What are the different types of Japanese knives?

Each Japanese knife is made with a specific purpose in mind. There are types of multi-purpose knives such as the Gyuto which is the equivalent of a chef's knife or the Santoku which translates into: three virtues, a name that well represents its multiplicity. The Sujihiki and the Yanagiba are made for slicing while the Nakiri and the Usuba are specialized for cutting vegetables. Without forgetting the Petty for precision tasks. The list goes on and the possibilities are diverse.

Why buy a Japanese knife?

Why buy a Japanese knife?

Japanese blades are lighter, very balanced, higher hardness, sharper and retain their sharpness longer. This allows the user greater control of his work tool and a clean cut to alter the texture and flavor of the food as little as possible.