Tadafusa SAN – Hiraki 165mm


165mm Hiraki Nashiji

Manufactured in Niigata City, an area famed for producing tools and knives of exceptional quality as well as the finest Sake in Japan, Tadafusa knives spares no expense when it comes the best quality materials and craftsmanship. Their knives offers fantastic performance and ergonomics catering to both home cooks and industry professionals.

The Tadafusa 165mm Nashiji Hiraki is constructed using a Blue Paper core steel which is a high end, high carbon steel which can be heat treated to extremely high hardness levels meaning it can take on finer, sharper edges and maintain these edges for prolonged periods of time. The core steel is cladded in softer stainless steel with a rustic Nashiji finish which not only adds to the aesthetic of the blade but also aids in preventing corrosion. Made from thermally treated Chestnut with a black ferrule, the octagonal Wa handle is both comfortable and durable. The Hiraki, although referred to as a Shellfish paring knife, is commonly used to filet fish and the very meaning of Hiraki refers to the technique of filleting and butterflying fish.

Blade Length:165mm
HRC: 63



Deba Knife (出刃包丁 – pronounced: Deba Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘pointed carving knife’. The Deba is not a carving knife though but rather a ‘carver’ of fish and mainly applied to breaking down whole fish.

The Deba Knife is traditionally used for cleaning, filleting and beheading whole fish but the sturdy blade and heavier weight allows it to break down other meats and poultries with small bones but is not suited for cutting through thick bones. Like with most Traditional Japanese knives the Deba is best designed for a single or specific purpose, fish filleting.

The Deba knife is a heavy, robust knife featuring a thick, wide blade with a pointed tip. The thick blade and heavyweight on the heel allow for heavier duty work while the middle of the blade creates clean cuts. The pointed tip is used for precision work and helps you to feel the bones of the fish when filleting. The Deba has a single-bevel edge allowing it to be extremely sharp. Traditional Japanese knives characteristically have single-bevel edges. Most single-bevel knives are right-handed so if you are left-handed make sure to request.

Type: Traditional

Best for: Fish

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: Precise – Knowledge of the knife and limited use cases


Care Instructions

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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