Sakai Kikumori Tokusei 165mm Deba
A heavy single bevel blade (for right handed folks), designed for cleaning and filleting fish. Sakai Kikumori’s Tokusei series are hand forged by craftsmen in Sakai city. They are professional level workhorses, made with high grade carbon steel, easy to sharpen and have good edge retention.
**This knife is NOT for vegetables.
**Extra care is required with carbon steel. No soaking or dishwashers! Dry well in between uses to avoid rust. Blade will develop a patina (discoloration) with normal use.
**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.
Blade Material: Shirogami #2 carbon steel with iron cladding
Handle Material: Magnolia wood with buffalo horn ferrule
Hardness: 62-63 HRC
Blade Length: 6.5" (168mm)
Overall Length: 12.1" (310mm)
Height at Heel: 2" (50mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .3" (7mm)
Weight: 9.9 oz. (280 grams)
Sakai Kikumori is the flagship brand of Kawamura Hamono, producing top quality Japanese and Western style kitchen knives in Sakai, one of the oldest knife making centers in Japan. They have been producing knives since the 1920’s and have maintained long standing relationships with some of the best blacksmiths and blade grinders in Sakai.