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SpikeC
06-10-2011, 11:59 PM
Right now on Iron Chef Japan there is a battle tuna going on and the challenger has what is being called the biggest cooking knife in Japan. It looks like about 14 inches long or so, but it is a deba! The thing is huge! And really shinny!

James
06-11-2011, 12:07 AM
Wait until he whips out the yanagi...I think his yanagi would be the size of a decent katana

SpikeC
06-11-2011, 12:10 AM
It's out!! And it looks rather sharp! It slides through that tuna like it's hot butta!

mainaman
06-11-2011, 12:16 AM
where are you watching it?

SpikeC
06-11-2011, 12:22 AM
In my living room, why?

SpikeC
06-11-2011, 12:23 AM
Just joking! Portland Oregon. On the cooking channel on Comcast.

mainaman
06-11-2011, 12:24 AM
In my living room, why?

Funny.
I meant was it on TV or youtube.

goodchef1
06-11-2011, 12:27 AM
for those of you that do not have that channel, you can watch this on Youtube: :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDqALMf4QFU&feature=related

mainaman
06-11-2011, 12:34 AM
I found it on youtube, indeed the challenger whipped out some pretty big knives.

JohnnyChance
06-11-2011, 12:50 AM
I think Bishamon has a deba that size.

Eamon Burke
06-11-2011, 01:21 AM
that. was. amazing. :Ooooh:

mr drinky
06-11-2011, 02:47 AM
for those of you that do not have that channel, you can watch this on Youtube: :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDqALMf4QFU&feature=related

I don't get the cooking channel, so this is the first time seeing the Japanese version for me. I love that format, and the knife watching is amazing. I wish they would carve an eyeball out like that in Iron Chef America.

Thanks for the link.

k.

Kyle
06-11-2011, 03:05 AM
Isn't there a special tuna "knife" that is basically a sword that is up to 60" long and handled by two people designed to cut a whole tuna in half in one stroke?

JohnnyChance
06-11-2011, 03:12 AM
Isn't there a special tuna "knife" that is basically a sword that is up to 60" long and handled by two people designed to cut a whole tuna in half in one stroke?

Yep. Maguro kiri.

Not really used by chefs though (unless you are Niloc, but he isn't in Japan), only really used by fishmongers.

DrNaka
06-11-2011, 04:58 AM
I think this which I found at Yoshikane Hamono workshop is a bit longer:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6xPrei657bY/Ta2rObrWBnI/AAAAAAAAA94/uB11XOfczOI/s1600/120cm.jpg

Tristan
06-11-2011, 10:38 AM
Bringing a Katana into a workshop doesn't count Dr Naka.

Eamon Burke
06-11-2011, 10:56 AM
Geez he must have really wanted you to leave! :tongue2:

DrNaka
06-11-2011, 11:08 AM
Bringing a Katana into a workshop doesn't count Dr Naka.

It is not a katana. It is a kitchen knife. I think you can see that it has a choil.
If it does not have a choil it would be a weapon and you will be arrested in Japan.

PierreRodrigue
06-11-2011, 11:14 AM
Wow! thats nice!

Lefty
06-11-2011, 11:29 AM
I'd just mod my swords to all have choils, and carry two of them across my back ;)

oivind_dahle
06-11-2011, 12:09 PM
God damn, I would be dressed as a samurai if I had to carry that to work every day :)

tk59
06-11-2011, 06:46 PM
What you guys forgot Butch's tuna sword so quickly?

l r harner
06-11-2011, 07:24 PM
What you guys forgot Butch's tuna sword so quickly?

i know right im jsut chopped liver :)

now i got to watch the knives in the works

stereo.pete
06-11-2011, 11:11 PM
What you guys forgot Butch's tuna sword so quickly?

Butch should take no offense :) as the title of this thread is, "Longest knife in Japan."

tk59
06-12-2011, 03:52 AM
Butch should take no offense :) as the title of this thread is, "Longest knife in Japan."

What's offensive is that people seem amazed, not the Japan part. If people had said, "Wow, that's as big as Butch's blade!" I wouldn't have noticed.

Messy Jesse
06-12-2011, 05:10 AM
They did say longest knife used by a chef in Japan, I believe... he's using a 300mm Deba and at least a 390mm Yanagi like they're nothing... it's pretty impressive.

l r harner
06-12-2011, 10:34 AM
yep I was thinking 390mm and thats crazy long I would think in a kitchen
tho small at a fish market
I'm not upset as I might have the bbest in the US right now