The Masamoto KK Series is Masamoto’s most affordable range of hand-made Japanese traditional-style Kasumi knives, however, they maintain the high standards of craftsmanship, product quality and cutting performance that Masamoto are famous for.
Masamoto KK Series Knife uses a blade core of Hitachi White Steel No.2 (Shiro-ko #2; HRc. 62-63), which is forge-welded with soft iron. White Steel No.2 is very pure and is capable of achieving a high hardness level without being overly brittle, therefore it can be used to create very sharp edges with good edge retention, which are still easy to sharpen.
This knife is fitted with a traditional Japanese ‘D-shaped’ magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar. This knife also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.
The Japanese Deba, which is also called the Hon-deba (Literally, “true deba"), is traditionally used to clean and fillet whole fish, but it is also commonly used for breaking down and dressing poultry and other meat with small bones. The significant weight of the Deba is desirable because, with adequate care, the sturdy heel section of the knife can be used to cut or chop through the bones found in small and medium-sized fish and poultry.
Knife Model: Masamoto KK Series Deba
Blade Material: White Steel No.2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Deba 150mm (5.9")
Total Length: 295mm
Blade Thickness: 6.3mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Total Weight: 200g
Deba 165mm (6.4")
Total Length: 315mm
Blade Thickness: 6.8mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Total Weight: 230g
Total Length: 330mm
Blade Thickness: 7.2mm
Blade Width: 54mm
Total Weight: 300g
Total Length: 360mm
Blade Thickness: 8.2mm
Blade Width: 55mm
Total Weight: 420g
Deba 210mm (8.2")
Total Length: 380mm
Blade Thickness: 8.3mm
Blade Width: 61mm
Total Weight: 470g
|Deba 225mm (8.8")|
Japanese Traditional Style “Wa-Bocho” knives generally come with Single bevel edge for right handed use (the opposite side of blade is ground flat with slightly concaved shape). The reverse grinding left handed version is also available at 50% extra of regular price. (Sorry for much extra! Due to a small demand for the left handed version in Japan, it is costly to run a special small production from the beginning step). We try to keep the left handed versions in stock, but once sold out, it may take 30 to 45 days for delivery. Please contact us first for the availability at email.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and their sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
I bought this as a gift to myself for Christmas 2019 and it has been my new favourite ever since. I didn't get to use it that much during the winter, but I have put the 180mm version of the deba I ordered through it's paces during the summer fishing season here in northern Canada. It's broken down over 40 salmon to freezer portions, several halibut, and dozens of rockfish and lingcod between what ended up in my freezer and the freezers of family and friends who came to fish with me. The knife itself is traditionally heavy and brilliantly crafted with an edge retention that surpassed my expectations. The white steel construction that gives it such a good edge retention does mean more work to keep the blade honed and makes it susceptible to some patina, but the infrequency of sharpening and a little baking soda scrub makes those concerns minimal at best. The handle on the knife also deserves a special mention, it is by far the best-fitting Japanese-style handle I have ever held. I wish I had the budget to buy a few more Masamoto knives of the same calibre, fingers crossed for Christmas 2020!
Fish filleting is so easier using this knife! Fits my hand truly well!! Thank you for everything Koki!
Very good product with great durability
It’s been very good experience using them. “Masamoto” is my favorite brand and actually not only Deba which l purchased this time but also have purchased chef as well as petty knife. And l’m really fascinated by their shipping which is super fast and also good customer service. Thanks!