Ikenami Hamono Kataha Deba 130mm
Ikenami Hamono is based on Tanegashima island off southern Kyushu in far west Japan, surrounded by deep sea. Their knives have a loyal following of industry professionals the length of the country - fisherfolk, processors and chefs - buyers who know their knives.
Tanegashima knives are referred to as tanebocho and they are widely known for their high quality. There are four kataha deba knives in the Ikenami Hamono range, with blades of 13cm, 15cm, 18cm and 21cm.
The 13cm deba is short, beefy and sharp. This is a professional-grade deba that is as beautiful as it is functional, very effective at opening and trimming the small fish that usually arrive in bigger numbers.
Ikenami Hamono also produce a 13cm black-forged double-bevel deba at this length. Not as pretty but easier to sharpen and a significantly smaller investment.
|Blade steel:||YSS Shirogami #1 | nantetsu|
|Bevel:||Kataha single bevel|
|Blade construction:||Ni-mai awase|
|Handle:||Shitan (Red Sandalwood/Rosewood)|
|Ferrule:||Water buffalo horn|
|Weight in hand:||198g
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