This beautiful traditional forged knife is called “Blue Moon”, which is青月“Seigetsu” in Japanese. This is because we felt that the unique Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) dimples and dark-colored Kurouchi (“Black forged”) finish of the blade looked just like the cratered surface of the Moon.
The core of the blades is made from Hitachi Blue Steel No.2 Japanese high carbon steel, which is sandwiched between soft stainless steel for improved corrosion resistance, and thus reduced maintenance. Blue Moon Knife is hand ground and sharpened, and have very good overall fit and finish.
The oval-shaped handles are suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users. They are made of Chestnut wood with black resin ferrule.
The Japanese word "Ko" means “small” or “short” in English, and the Ko-deba is a small Deba that is commonly used in coastal areas of Japan to fillet and butterfly small saltwater fish. The Ko-deba is useful knife for home cooks that prefer to clean and fillet the smaller sizes of fish, including small freshwater fishes such as trout.
Knife Model: JCK Natures Blue Moon Series Ajikiri | Small Deba
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Oval Shaped Chestnut Wood Handle with Black Resin Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
| Ajikiri 105mm (4.1")|
Cutting edge length: 105mm (4.1")
Total Length: 220mm (8.6")
Blade Thickness: 3.4mm (0.13")
Blade Width: 36mm (1.4")
Handle Length:105mm (4.1")
Total Weight: 75g (2.6oz)
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
A wonderful grip, an easy slice and the perfect size.
I wanted a deba for a long time. Most are too thick or priced out of my budget. This is a perfect deba at an affordable price. Just enough thickness to power through small cuts. I used it everyday. Thanks for making this item available in your store.
Arrived quickly. This was my first Japanese knife. and I was really impressed by the sharpness and edge retention.
First of all thanks' so much to Mr. Koki Iwahara for the great service and possibility to buy Japanese knifes. I`m customer of his shops for more than 10 years.Small Deba 105mm is my second knife from Blue Moon Series. It is unbelievable balanced and very handy. Please note that it has double bevel edge 50/50. This is extremely useful and practical for handling big amount small fish. Form exactly following function, I will say.
I catch a lot of trout, I fillet a lot of Trout, I eat a lot of trout. This is best small fish knife I have ever used.