Our Japanese traditional-style Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan knives are hand forged and hand sharpened by our team of top-ranking forge-smiths, sharpeners and craftsmen in Sakai City, Osaka. We have confidence that these knives will be well received because of the following advantages:
This knife has a cutting edge of Hitachi Blue No. 2 high carbon steel that has been forge welded with soft iron / steel for increased toughness and ease of re-sharpening. Blue Steel No.2 is a very reliable Japanese high carbon steel that is often used for high-grade Japanese traditional-style knives due to the combination of cutting performance, edge retention and ease of re-sharpening that it offers.
This knife comes with a comfortable octagonal magnolia wood handle with black water buffalo horn ferrule / bolster, and includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (“Sheath”) -with black pakkawood saya pin- for safekeeping.
The Ai-deba has a very similar blade profile to the Hon-deba, but has a somewhat narrower blade and is thinner and lighter in weight. When compared to the Mioroshi Deba, the blade of the Ai-deba is typically taller, thicker, and more substantial. The relatively thin blade means that the Ai-deba is far better at slicing fish than the Hon-deba. It is ideal for dressing and filleting medium-sized fish with soft bones, such as mackerel. The Ai-deba has become increasingly popular in the Japanese market in recent year, and it is often chosen instead of the Hon-deba because people find the comparatively lightweight blade easier to handle.
Knife Model: JCK Original Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Hon Kasumi Series Ai Deba
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Single Bevel Edge
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
Ai Deba 180mm (7")
AiDeba 195mm (7.6")
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 60 to 90 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 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.
This may be JCK’s best series of FRKZ knives I’ve bought. The Blue 2 Ai deba is built like a premium brand product. Excellent FNF, sharp right out of the box, and the Blue 2 steel is remarkably corrosion resistant and easy to sharpen. I use this with Hamo eels mainly, and those who’ve worked with Hamo know that nothing but the sharpest blades will do, especially when it comes to removing that pesky spinal bone that’s attached to the fin (it’s like pin heads stuck along a long line of fine hard bones). This knife makes quick work of it. I’ll buy a 210 version of it i there was one but it looks like I’ll be getting the 195mm one as well. Super product!
great knife, lovely balance, perfect weight & wonderfully sharp