Originating in the 1700's in Sakai, a Japanese village where there is a lot of fish, the Deba also called Debahocho means sharp blade. It is made of a strong, short and wide polished stainless steel blade. This blade is strong and asymmetrical and makes it easier to obtain very fine cuts. It is also quite heavy, which makes it possible to cut without much effort. The blade of the Deba is beveled and is held by a handle often made of varnished wood of different colors. You can therefore choose black, blue, brown, etc. handles according to your taste.
There is a variety of Deba. There are for example Deba for left-handed people and others for right-handed people. Their dimensions also vary. It is possible to find on the market Deba ranging from 135mm to an impressive size of 270mm.