Takayuki Iwai – Deba 150mm



Debas are thick, stout knives traditionally used in Japan for filleting fish. Most debas are single bevel meaning the knife is ground on one side only and the back side of the knife is flat. Single bevels knives have more acute angles on their edges that excel at cutting softer, thinner product like fish but in return require a different skill set to use and sharpen. Buyers should have some familiarity with the uses and maintenance practices of single bevel knives to fully enjoy most debas.

Takayuki Awai:

Takayuki Iwai who is certified Japanese traditional craft-man in Echizen, Japan.

His knives are all carefully crafted by hand, they work in a very small team to ensure quality over quantity. These knives made in  small volume so could take up to 4 weeks to restock.

Knife Specifications:

Knife Type: Deba
Steel Type: Shirogami No.2 (White steel No.2)
Blade Length:  150mm
Blade Thickness:8.0mm
Blade Height:48mm
Handle Length: 120mm

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days


We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • This knife fully carbon steel, meaning the whole blade can rust. Over time a patina will form protecting the knife. To help prevent this, you can oil your blade with Camellia Oil after use.
  • 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. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise 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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