The ultimate Japanese fish butchering . Traditionally used in Japan for the butchery of whole fish, the Dalstrong Ronin Series 6″ Deba is designed not only to excel in the preparation of fish, including chopping, gutting and filleting with precision, but also fairs excellently to part out poultry or for use as a vegetable cleaver. The heavier, thicker blade versus western style fillet knives provides for a different experience ,one that many chefs prefer. The Shinogi surface of the runs along the flat surface of the blade to the edge, allowing for a narrow, razor like profile. This allows for a sharper, more precise , perfecting softer and thinner cuts as well as proficiency in tasks such as the removal of scales and ribs of small to medium sized fish. The Urasuki edge of the blade is the gentle concave surface of the backside of the blade, creating a slight air pocket while slicing, ensuring minimal drag and a smoother surface, sailing through fibres of of flesh without tearing or pulling and with minimal effort. Finally, the Uraoshi surface; the thin, flat rim that surrounds the Urasuki, and along with the heft of the blade, serves to optimize performance and enhance the strength of the blade. The Ronin Series single bevel blade is precision forged from a single piece of ultra premium Japanese high-carbon AUS-10V steel, laminated on either side for stain-resistance and durability. Precise cryogenic tempering with liquid nitrogen increases the steel’s crystalline structure, enhancing strength, flexibility and hardness. Gorgeously laminated and hot-forged, the “Liquid-Kusari” pattern on the blade minimizes drag and stuck on food while maximizing your slicing efficiency, allowing you to glide through prep. The super-steel core possesses extra high carbon levels, allowing for scalpel-like sharpness with exceptionally long lasting edge retention. Each is hand-finished in the Honbazuke 3-step method, creating a beautiful mirror polished edge at a staggeringly acute 10 degrees. New to this series, the traditional octagon shaped handle. Meticulously constructed of a handsome combination of G-10 Garolite, an incredibly strong military grade, non-porous & fibreglass like material and stunning Red Rosewood. The carefully engineered handle is designed for superior hand control and tapers slightly larger towards the tail of the handle, allowing for tactile feedback for better use of your . To further enhance the beauty, an intricate copper mosaic pin adorns the center rivet. Included with each is a handcrafted wood saya (sheath) with embedded magnet to ensure a perfectly secure fit, instilling confidence that your blade is carefully protected.