Sakai Kikumori - Gokujyo Deba 150mm Sakai Kikumori
Sakai Kikumori - Gokujyo Deba 150mm Sakai Kikumori
Sakai Kikumori - Gokujyo Deba 150mm Sakai Kikumori
Sakai Kikumori - Gokujyo Deba 150mm Sakai Kikumori
Sakai Kikumori - Gokujyo Deba 150mm Sakai Kikumori
Sakai Kikumori - Gokujyo Deba 150mm Sakai Kikumori
Sakai Kikumori - Gokujyo Deba 150mm Sakai Kikumori

Sakai Kikumori - Gokujyo Deba 150mm

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A traditional Japanese fish butchery knife, super thick, heavy and with zero flex the deba is pretty much the polar opposite of a western filleting knife, but in the right hands is capable of beheading, debone and fillet a fish with surgical precision.

The Deba falls into the category of single bevel knives, a traditional style of Japanese knife which, with the exception of chefs and knife enthusiasts, is still largely unknown to western cooks. Sharpened on only 1 side with a flat back the single bevel knives are able to take the sharpest of edges and excel at the tasks for which they're intended, but are not usually a great choice for those looking for an all rounder, for this we recommend Gyutos or Santokus.

Forged by Yoshikazu Tanaka, one of the most respected blacksmiths in the Sakai region, the Gokujyo line is an exceptional range of knives, capable of taking and holding a great edge. Finished to an excellent standard they would make a great choice for keen home cooks or professionals working within the industry.  

Deba 150mm

Blade Material – White (Shirogami) #2 Carbon Steel 

Handle Material – Magnolia with Bufflo Horn Ferrule

Blade length – 150mm

Total Length – 300mm

Blade Height – 50mm

Weight – 210g

Hardness – 62-63 HRC


Bias- Right Handed

Sakai, in the Osaka region of Japan has been a thriving hub for Japanese blade making for over 600 years. Sakai Kikumori, itself approaching 100 years in business, continue to work with some of the areas most skilled craftspeople to produce a broad range of high end cutlery.

A note on carbon steel - Like many others we at Community Cutlery favour carbon over stainless steel for its ability to take a keener edge and hold it for longer, for this privilege we need to care for our carbon products with a little more consideration, particularly when it comes to washing. Once you’ve finished with your knife (or even during use if you've a long prep session ahead of you!) we recommend giving it a quick wash and a thorough dry, as if left wet it will start to rust, surprisingly quickly. If this does happen then take a dry scourer and lightly give it a rub, another rinse and a good dry, it should come off with relative ease. With use you will also notice a light change in the colour of the blade, this patina is natural, beautiful and to be cherished, it’s like your knife developing its own fingerprint!

And for many reasons - Never put your knives in the dishwasher


Knives are only available to persons over 18 years of age. Due to the nature of our business ALL customers will be asked to prove their age at checkout.


We ship Tuesday to Saturday using Royal Mail Tracked 24.

All knives ship via an age verified service in accordance with The Offensive Weapons Act 2019, which will mean the postie will need you to be in to receive the delivery & to check your ID if you look under 25.

The law also requires us to carry out a soft age check of the purchaser after checkout, this is done by an automated system that usually doesn't require your input, although we will need to contact you for proof of age if you fail, which can sometimes happen if you use a work address.

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