Hitohira FJ VG-1 Deba 165mm Pakka Handle
The FJ line is known for consistently impressing customers with exceptional performance at an affordable price point. We love this line of blade for its quality ura-sharpening and finish, shown in the exceptionally thin, consistent silhouette along the edge and the spine. This detail exemplifies the skill of the craftsmen/sharpener, as it is not an easy feat to pull this off on a mono-steel stainless blade. However, this painstaking work is done so that the users will find it very easy to sharpen. Furthermore, a notched choil allows for comfortable grip, a great detail also difficult to find in stainless steel single bevel blades.
The FJ VG-1 line of single bevel knives are known for being highly efficient and durable workhorse knives. Ideal for first time owners of single bevel knives who want a high performance blade without the maintenance hassle associated with carbon steel. The Pakka handle creates a heavier feel in the hand, resulting in a more stable feel for those more acquainted with Western-style handles.
A Deba is a traditional Japanese fish filleting/butchery knife that is single-sided/bevelled. Despite its Santoku-like profile, it does not perform well on dense produce; however, it excels in deboning various fish, thanks to its weight and bevel shape. The technique of using a deba is quite different from using a flexible filleting knife (Western style fish deboning), but in practiced hands, both styles can yield very good results. We recommend a deba for any cook looking to get better at filleting fish and sharpening a single bevel knife in Japanese fashion.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono VG-1
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 286mm
Edge Length: 162mm
Handle to Tip Length: 172mm
Blade Height: 47mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed