Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. The deba is a traditional Japanese fish knife used to prepare fish, including the tasks of severing the head and tail, cutting through fish bones and chopping the filets. This Global deba knife also excels for precision cutting of meats and poultry, and safely cuts through small bones (though it is not intended for use as a cleaver). Blade is stamped of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edge is visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handle is seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, this knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced. 7"-long blade. Made in Japan.