Tsutomu Kajiwara Blue #2 Kurouchi Deba 135mm

Regular price $162.00
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A short, no-fuss heavyweight double bevel deba ideal for breaking down smaller fish.

First Impressions

At this price point we'd have to say that out of the box it is unexpectedly sharp compared to many knives.

Typically you might want to hone a knife a little more just to really bring up the edge but it's evident from the first cut that the expertise and finishing skill of Kajiwara san has been utilised to the fullest extent and the knife is a great performer right away.

Beauty

There are certainliy more visually stunning knives available when you look at the kurouchi finished version but the suminagashi finish on some of this range is beautiful!

In Hand

Light and well balanced with a traditional oval wa handle means the knife is easy to use and manoeuvre. 

Durability

The Blue #2 steel used in the knife will take a very fine edge and thanks to its hardness should retain that edge well and is also actually pretty easy to sharpen and maintain so this knife will last a very long time with fairly minimal maintenence.

Ease of Care

This is a fully reactive steel on both the cutting edge and in the iron cladding so will develop a patina all over the blade as you use it but it's still fairly easy to care for as long as you follow the normal rules - no dishwashers, rinse and dry after use and enjoy the patina as it develops.

Our Verdict

In short - excellent.

You're getting a well made knife and a durable steel from a very experienced blacksmith at a really competitive price. Can't say fairer than that!

Product details

Product SKU: KAJ-0004

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Meet the maker

Tsutomu Kajiwara

A third generation master blacksmith from Tosa, Kajiwara is noted for his skill and ability using traditional methods that create long lasting and vary sharp knives.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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