Takehiro 165mm Deba Iron & SK Carbon Tool Steel PC Poplar
These knives are a factory forged mild steel cladding (jigane) and tool steel cutting layer (hagane). This style of inexpensive single bevel knife overlaps the small scale industrial and hand work worlds of Japanese knife making. They are affordable, solid performers that have reliable straight edges and good grinds, but without much flash or polish.
These are a great choice for those in search of an affordable or starter single bevel knife. It has all the benefits of traditional style, carbon steel sharpenability and cutting feel.
Please note, these can have cosmetic scratches or small imperfections in handles which will not impede the performance of the knife. This is par for the course on these knives and is part of how they sell them for a very reasonable price.
Takehiro is made by Miki Hamono, which started in 1935 in Miki city, Japan.
|Steel Type||SK Carbon Tool Steel|
|Handle Material||Poplar and PC ferrule|
|Height at Heel||50mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||170mm|