VERY heavy-duty deba knife, in a "western" shape. Thick blade for super strength and heft, and weighs 340 grams! Nice because you get the traditional deba thinking, but in a more durable and usable Western-style shape and handle. Can be used to cut through fish bones (deba knives are usually used for fish in Japan), and through half-frozen food, and for meat cutting (porc, beef, etc.), but the edge is still very sharp so it is NOT a cleaver and so this is not to be used for hacking bones or frozen food (which would damage the edge). In beautiful black and white Japanese gift box. Note: as with all Misono knives, this is sharpened mostly on the right hand side and so is only suitable for right hand use.