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Hideo Kitaoka damascus aogami#2 mioroshi deba 210mm

Hideo Kitaoka damascus aogami#2 mioroshi deba 210mm

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Handcrafted by the esteemed blacksmith Hideo Kitaoka, the damascus mioroshi deba embodies exceptional craftsmanship. Its core steel is aogami#2, known for its exceptional sharpness, edge retention, and commendable toughness. Aogami#2 is considered one of the most versatile steels available. The blade features an alluring damascus finish and is paired with an octagonal handle crafted from luxurious ebony wood, adding a touch of sophistication and natural elegance. Ebony wood is preferred for its durability, density, and moisture resistance.

What is a mioroshi deba?
The mioroshi deba merges the features of the deba and yanagiba. Thinner and with a sharper tip than a similar-sized deba, it excels in filleting and portioning fish. Despite being less ideal for fine slicing due to its thicker, wider blade than a yanagiba, its popularity among professional chefs remains high for its ability to accomplish a variety of tasks when wielded with expertise.

※ Hideo Kitaoka, a third-generation master blacksmith from Echizen, is the current owner of Kitaoka Hamono, founded in 1868. With over 50 years of experience, he specializes in crafting exquisite single-bevel knives using traditional Japanese techniques. His passion for preserving craftsmanship is evident in his exceptional work.

Brand/ maker: Hideo Kitaoka
Location: Echizen, Japan
Knife type: mioroshi deba
Finish: damascus

Construction type: nimai
Cladding: iron clad damascus
Core steel: Hitachi aogami#2 / blue#2
Steel type: carbon

Overall length: 356mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 212mm
Blade height at heel: 46.1mm
Spine thickness at handle: 7.4mm
Spine thickness at heel: 6.6mm
Spine thickness at middle: 5.2mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 2.5mm
Weight: 315g

Edge/bevel: single bevel
Handle: octagonal ebony
Hand orientation: right-handed
Saya/ sheath: Not included

Reminder: Regular care is crucial for maintaining the fine condition of your Japanese knives, like this Hideo Kitaoka damascus shirogami#2 usuba knife. Refer to our care guide for more information.

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Care Guide
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge.
  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.
  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting.
  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.
  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.
Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy
  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
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Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.


  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.
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