The Deba is a knife designed for filleting fish. Together with the Yanagiba it is one of the most traditional knife designs found in Japan. This is a single bevel knife which means the bevel in on one side of the blade, most commonly the right side. Left-handed single bevel knives are available but not as common as right-handed ones. The back side of the deba is slightly concave which makes for a strong and screaming sharp cutting edge. There are more then one styles and varieties of the Deba, depending on the specific task or production area.
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