Most often used to process fish and poultry, this traditional Japanese culinary knife combines some of the functions of a cleaver with some of the functions of a chef's paring knife. The deba may be used to fillet fish, cut through small bones and skin, bone poultry, and cut meat. A single-bevel knife (sharpened on only one side of the blade), the Shun Classic Pro 4 1/4-inch Deba has a wide blade with a dropped point and a curved belly. Its traditional single-bevel design features a slightly hollow-ground back, which helps keep delicate foods intact and offers the additional benefit of helping food quickly release from the blade.
Part of the Shun Classic Pro line of traditional Japanese blade shapes. Because nothing compares to the scalpel-like precision of a single-bevel, the Shun Classic Pro line features single-bevel blades in pure VG10 stainless steel with sharp chisel edges and comfortable D-shaped PakkaWood handles. With their dramatic, graffiti-etched blades, these knives are visually striking as well. The etched design on the blade—different for each blade style—is similar to etching found on custom Japanese knives and used to identify the blade’s maker. Blade backs are gently hollow ground, creating a tiny air pocket between blade and food so the knife glides through each task with quick precision. Sharpening on a whetstone is practically effortless.
- This traditional Japanese blade shape offers precise cutting and handles many of the tasks of a smaller chef’s knife
- Hand-sharpened 16° single-bevel blade
- Steel: VG10
- Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
- Blade length: 4 1/4 in. (10.5cm)
- Beautiful graffiti-etched blades
- Handcrafted in Japan
The Shun Pro Sho series focuses exclusively on single-edged and thus traditional Japanese blade shapes. Thanks to an extremely high standard of manufacture and material properties, the series is particularly suitable for continuous professional use. The elegant design of the knife combines classic Japanese styling with contemporary features in a masterly fashion. A visual highlight of the knives, they are elaborately decorated with an ornamental pattern in an innovative manufacturing process. The black pakkawood handle, with its simple, elegant D shape, as in the Shun Classic series, is in marked functional contrast to the opulent blade pattern.
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