Sakai Kanechika White 3 Deba 165mm - Left Handed

$569.00 AUD


Style: Deba - Left Handed
Blade Length: 165mm
Overall Length: 310mm
Weight: 312g
Blade Height @ Heel: 53mm
Bevel: Single Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 7.2mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 6mm
Blade Material: White 3
Handle Material: Oval Magnolia w/ Black Buffalo Horn Bolster
HRC: ~63



Blade Type

The Deba knife, deeply rooted in Japanese culinary tradition, is a robust, single-bevel knife (sometimes double) primarily designed for fileting fish. Its thick, heavy blade effortlessly glides through fish bones and joints, while preserving delicate flesh. Ideal for seafood preparation, the Deba is a staple in Japanese kitchens for its precision and strength.

Steel Type

Japanese White Steel #3, a traditional high-carbon steel, is cherished for its purity and fine grain structure, enabling razor-sharp edges, at the cost of being reactive. It is one of the easiest steels to sharpen, but cannot be left wet for even short periods otherwise rust spots can occur. If you’re fastidious in your knife maintenance, this knife can steel can be extremely rewarding to use.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.


Sakai Kanechika

Sakai Kanechika is based out of Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. Mr. Fujii san specializes in the sharpening of his knives and has been in the knife business for more than 50 years.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon steel and as such, will require a little more care than a regular off-the-shelf knife. It must be dried shortly after use, as prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust spots to appear. A very light coat of oil during storage also helps to prevent rust spots. A patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will occur with use.

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