Moritaka Deba 165mm – 180mm Aogami #2 Kurouchi Cherrywood Handle

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Moritaka Deba 165mm-180mm Aogami #2 Blue Steel Karouchi is ideal for filleting hard-boned fish, such as sea bream, and chopping chicken bones. Since Moritaka Deba is made thinner than other single-edge Deba, cutting from tip to heel is smoother than with other Deba.This Deba knife has a double-bevel blade. Fit and finish is excellent on these knives, this is one of the best values to be found in handcrafted AS steel. These knives are reactive and will oxidize and rust if not properly cared for. Simply drying the knife after use will help prevent any problems.

Designed in Japan



This incredible Moritaka Deba 165mm-180mm Aogami #2 comes from Moritaka Hamono, a traditional family knife making company that has history of over 700 years.

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During years of experience they have developed unique skills and knowledge, which have been passed from generation to generation. Moritaka’s unique bladesmithing techniques allow to produce knives that will keep fine edges longer than any other knife on the market. The Moritaka family is primary dedicated to producing a large variety of kitchen knives but also edge tools for gardening, agriculture and forestry.

We are extremely happy to be able to offer two top lines of Moritaka Hamono knives: Aogami super and Aogami #2 with Cherrywood handles.

Aogami Super Steel along with Aogami #2 are selected because of their extra durability and longer edge retention. The long-lasting handle is made out of seasoned Cherrywood. The important thing about Moritaka knives is fact that the carbon blade is forged to a stainless tang, which means that any moisture will not result in premature pitting or damage to the handle. This new design and patented solution ensures both longevity and hygiene of the knives.

Aogami Super Steel is the highest YSS (Yasugi Speciality Steel) that contains high percentages of carbon, chrome and tungsten to increase hardness, improving edge retention corrosion resistance with a RC Hardness of 64-65. Aogami Super Steel is prized for its ability to take a very steep, sharp edge.

Aogami #2 steel is made by adding chromium and tungsten to Shirogami (White steel, the purest of the carbon steels), which makes the material more durable and provides corrosion resistance and is mostly used for making high-grade kitchen knives and outdoor knives. Its HRC is approximately 60.
Both lines are made with 50/50 bevels on the edge.

Moritaka Deba 165mm Aogami #2 will amaze you with it’s quality and balance. Please note, that each knife has slightly different appearance and size because the blade is hand-crafted and the handle is a natural wood.

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1 review for Moritaka Deba 165mm – 180mm Aogami #2 Kurouchi Cherrywood Handle

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Henry Lorhman

    I have now owned this Moritaka Deba for 6 months and it has become my go to knife. Why? Because the edge remains scary sharp far longer than my other knives and takes far less work on a stone to bring back the edge after hours of use. Very easy to sharpen as the bevel holds its angle to the stone. It has a very thick spine near the handle and feels well balanced and compact in hand. It’s a heavy knife for its size, however, the weight does not transfer to discomfort. The Cherrywood handle surprisingly retains its grip after dicing many kilograms of protein. Every time I pick it up i touch the edge and feel a little danger… It’s that sharp.

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