Deba knife 11.5cm Tojiro Zen

€84.00
  • Brands TOJIRO
  • Product Code: FD-570
  • Availability: In Stock


The Tojiro Zen Ajikiri Deba knife 11.5 cm is a Japanese kitchen knife with a pointed blade used mainly to cut fish and meat. The deba knife is used for ultra-thin slices that require a delicate touch, primarily for fish, though also used when cutting meat.

Deba bōchō (Japanese: 出刃包丁, "pointed carving knife") comes in different sizes, sometimes up to 30 cm (12 inches) in length. It is designed to behead and fillet fish.
Its thickness, and often a more obtuse angle on the back of the heel allow it to cut off the heads of fish without damage. The rest of the blade is then used to ride against the fish bones, separating the fillet. 
Deba knives always come in a single bevel.

Ajikiri Deba (Mini Light Deba) has a thinner blade than Ko-Deba (Mini Deba) and classic Deba and is good for filleting small fishes.





The Tojiro Zen collection radiates the Japanese tradition of knife-making. 

The blade of the knives is comprised of three layers. The central layer of the blade is made of VG-10 steel, an extremely hard core alloy with the addition of cobalt, hardened to a hardness of 60+/-1 HRC Rockwell, developed by Takefu industries.
The core is clad with a softer, 
corrosion-resistant 13-chrome steel.

The Zen series consists of traditional Japanese shaped knives. The relatively large traditional D-handle on these knives is made from light-weight oak wood with a black PC resin ferrule.

The handle is shaped in the traditional Japanese D-shape. Basically this means it is suited for right-handed use, but the a-symmetry does not bother for left-handed users.

Use and Care

  • Use a sharpening stone to sharpen your knife
  • Hand wash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut any frozen foods
Technical Specifications
Brand TOJIRO Co., ltd
Country of origin Japan
Series Zen
Type Japanese
Overall length 22.5 cm
Blade length 11.5 cm
Blade width 3.6 cm
Blade thickness 3 mm
Damascus Yes
Number of layers 3
Alloy VG10 with Chrome 13
Hardness 60+/-1 HRC
Finish blade Damaskus satin
Total angle 15°
Sharpening angle 15°
Bevel Single bevel right-handed
Handle length 10,3 cm
Handle material Oak wood with black PC resin ferrule
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 80 gr
Handmade No
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects 2 years
Boxed Yes