Ko Deba knife, Shirogami 2 carbon steel, tsuchime finish - Okeya
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This range of knives offers excellent value for money and is a great choice for those wanting to learn to sharpen.
SHAPE: Ko deba. Literally a small deba in Japanese. This one happens to be right handed single bevelled and great for small filleting or chopping tasks.
STEEL: Shirogami (white) 2 steel. It is a reactive carbon steel which is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well. This steel is frequently paired with a kurouchi finish and is often chosen for traditional-style Japanese knives.
FINISH: Nashiji or pear skin finish
HANDLE: D shaped Ho wood handle with a plastic ferrule.
LENGTH: 90mm, 105mm or 120mm in length.
MAKER: Okeya - Miki city, Japan
BEST FOR: Single bevels on a budget.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "£40 for a single bevel knife. Yes please."Traditional Japanese knives, such as this, should exclusively be sharpened by hand on Whetstones.