Most often used to proce 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 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 6 1/2-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. The Shun Classic Pro 6 1/2-in. Deba is nimble and precise and ideal for many of the same tasks as a chef's knife. The Shun Classic Pro 6 1/2-in. Deba is 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.
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