Deba Type Japanese Kitchen Knife Definition

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Deba ( 出刃)
- Heavy, thick knife designed for cutting and filleting the fish. Can be used for butchering poultry, however cutting bones with it isn't recommended. As usual 165mm-200mm long blade. Traditionally single grind - see Kobayashi Deba review, although double grind versions, called Ryodeba are quite popular as well, see Takeda Deba review. Mainly Japanese style handles are used. Although, a few makers do offer various Debas with western type handles as well, those would be Yo-Debas.


  • Typically a Single Grind knife.
  • Common Blade Length - 180-240mm(7.09-9.45")
  • Blade Length Range - 150-330mm(5.91-12.99")

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