This special limited edition knife was created by Masakuni, a legendary knife craftsman at Yoshihiro. Forged by Legendary master craftsman Masakuni this one of a kind work of art is finished with the ancient techniques of Japanese sword polishing, our Yoshihiro Shiroko White Steel #1 Mizu Yaki Water Quenched Honyaki Mirror-Finished Deba represents the highest level of quality in Japanese knives. Mizu Honyaki is a meticulous process of pure water quenching that draws out the hardness of refined steel while infusing it with enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. Honyaki means true forged and is the purest reflection the traditional art of Japanese sword making. A single piece of White Steel #1(HRC 66), is heated in hearths that reach temperatures in the thousands and quenched by Mizu Honyaki method for hardness and durability. Polished with a brilliant mirror finish, incandescent wisps of light glimmer across the surface of the blades Hamon temper line(a rare feat that is considered a signature of a master sword maker).
This beautiful knife is complimented with an Octagonal premium Ebony wood handle made of the highest quality adorned with a double bolster of Water Buffalo horn and sterling silver and comes with a rare artisan crafted Saya, a protective wooden cover made of ebony that has Chinagashi indentations usually seen on samurai sword sheaths. The Deba knife is a heavy knife that was made to filet and butcher whole fish. The heft of the Deba knife allows it to cut through the heads and bones of a fish, and its smaller pointed tip filets the flesh from the bones.
The Deba knife can used be for chicken and meat but is not recommended for cutting through large bones. The Deba knife is one of the most essential of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional. Available in 9 Inch(220mm), with a limited lifetime warranty.