Sakai Takayuki Tokujo Kiritsuke-Deba 180mm (7.1")
Sakai Takayuki Tokujo*
This unique deba has a kiritsuke tip and streamlined blade shape and is forged by renowned Sakai blacksmith Togashi-san out of White #2 steel. Created in the Kasumi method of joining a soft iron jacket with carbon steel, this line goes through additional tempering, cooling and hammering steps to ensure maximum sharpness and blade strength. The edges are created completely by hand, using a combination of wheels and sharpening stones. The octagonal yew handles and water buffalo bolsters are easy to grip and are comfortable in the hand, even through long hours of use.
Please note: This knife is made from carbon steel, which gets incredibly sharp and is easy to sharpen but requires additional maintenance. This knife should be kept clean and dry at all times and oiled when not in use for an extended amount of time. Carbon knives can be reactive with high acid foods.
*These knives are single edged and are for right handed users. Please contact us for pricing on left handed models.
|Blade length||180 mm (7.1")|
|Thickness at spine||6.5 mm|
|Thickness1 cm from tip||2.5 mm|
|Hardness (Rockwell scale)||60|
Use & Care
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Do not cut frozen foods
- Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives
- Carbon steel is not rust resistant and requires special care. Wipe your knife completely after use to prevent oxidization.