Ebony Damasteel Deba 165mm

Note to seafood chefs: when James Oatley sets out to build a deba, he does not take the challenge lightly. The Damasteel stainless damascus blade, 5.5mm wide at the spine, receives a jaw dropping two-tone finish, etched deeply, except where it is not. The bevel is polished to a near-mirror finish, providing little evidence of the pattern steel it is shaped from. The back side with concave geometry is finished similarly, etched only where material was removed. An octagonal handle in beautiful ebony is accented with a Damasteel spacer. For storage, a matching ebony saya with bocote wood trim and octagonal ebony pin is included.

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Based in St. Leonards, Australia, James Oatley uses a variety of techniques and materials to produce heirloom-quality kitchen cutlery one at a time at his one-man studio. James holds himself to the highest of standards, resulting in what many consider to be works of art, each knife built to last generations while standing up to the demands of any kitchen.

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Blade length: 165mm / 6.5". Overall length: 330mm / 13" overall. Blade width at the choil: 5.5mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 3.8mm. Blade height at heel: 50mm. Weight: 10.3oz / 294g.
Blade: Damasteel stainless pattern damascus. Handle: Ebony with Damasteel spacer. Saya: Ebony with bocote trim..
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