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Ittetsu Knives

Ittetsu Deba Kurouchi 180mm

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This is a food prep knife designed for right-handed users who value excellent sharpness and edge retention and who can tolerate the reactivity of the blade as they are prone to discolor food they come in contact with. 

The blades are hand-forged mild steel and Shirogami #2 steel with a kurouchi finish, which offers exceptional edge retention but must be kept dry.

Made in Echizen by members of the Takefu Knife Village.

The handles D-shaped ho wood a with plastic collar, not suitable for left-handed user.

The best sharpening tools for Japanese knives are leather strops and fine whetstones.

Kitchen knives are used to cut the ingredients in your food. Japanese kitchen knives are famous for their sharpness and edge retention. Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.