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  • Takahashi Kajiya Deba bocho | 170mm・6.7" | Shirogami#2 | Knife Japan
  • Takahashi Kajiya Deba bocho | 170mm・6.7" | Shirogami#2 | Knife Japan
  • Takahashi Kajiya Deba bocho | 170mm・6.7" | Shirogami#2 | Knife Japan
  • Takahashi Kajiya Deba bocho | 170mm・6.7" | Shirogami#2 | Knife Japan
  • Takahashi Kajiya Deba bocho | 170mm・6.7" | Shirogami#2 | Knife Japan
  • Takahashi Kajiya Deba bocho | 170mm・6.7" | Shirogami#2 | Knife Japan
  • Takahashi Kajiya Deba bocho | 170mm・6.7" | Shirogami#2 | Knife Japan
  • Takahashi Kajiya Deba bocho | 170mm・6.7" | Shirogami#2 | Knife Japan

Takahashi Kajiya Deba 170mm

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Takahashi Kajiya is located in Izumo, an area in modern-day Shimane Prefecture long associated with steel production in Japan. Behind the Takahashi family home are the remnants of a forge that dates back to the Muromachi period, somewhere around the fifteenth century.

Mr Takahashi values the old ways and he crafts his knives accordingly, hammering them out entirely by hand on his anvil. The blade shape of his deba is atypical but being very close to one of the busiest fishing-industry centres in the country we guess he knows what he's doing. This is a solid knife but less tall and a little lighter than other debas of the same length. 

Blade construction is warikomi. The edge is true, sharp and resistant to chipping. Note that the carbon steel is not rust resistant so normal wiping and drying rules for Japanese knives apply here also. Sharpening is straightforward, no special technique is needed.  

As a hand-worked knife individual examples will vary in finish and very slightly in size.

Blade steel: YSS Shirogami #2 | Yasuhagane
Bevel: Ryōba double bevel
Blade construction: Warikomi
Left-handed available: Handle and blade suit both hands
Handle: Hounoki (Magnolia) 
Ferrule: Plastic
Blade length: 170mm
Blade width: 45mm
Blade spine: 5mm
Handle length: 128mm
Handle thickness: 27x21mm
Weight in hand: 245g


Takahashi Kajiya, Shimane Prefecture

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