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Sam’s life is on a sailboat.

It’s a 1976 Transpac 49 Ketch, called Havili. He sails across the Pacific Ocean, enjoys diving with sea lions, dolphins, and even whales. Sam fishes, fillets, and cooks his catches himself. Look, how big they are!

Fishing in Pacific Ocean
Fishing in Pacific Ocean
Fishing in Pacific Ocean
Deba Knife for Left-handed

To fillet them, Sam needs an extra-sharp single-bevel Deba knife Because he’s a lefty, we built a special left-handed Deba knife We even hammered in his name in Japanese characters.

Sam Whittemore slicing a big fish using Japanese Gyuto Knife
Sam Whittemore slicing a big fish using Japanese Gyuto Knife
Sam Whittemore slicing a big fish using Japanese Gyuto Knife

Sam enjoys our Gyuto knife for general purposes, too.

You can join his amazing life on his Instagram channel here:

HAVILI (@sv_havili)

And also see Ski Bums to Sea Legs’ Documentation of Havili’s first Pacific Crossing here:

SKI BUMS TO SEA LEGS

FEATURED  PRODUCTS:

Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sushi Fillet Chef Knife Shiroko (White Steel) No.2 D-Shape Magnolia Wood Handle, Deba 8.3-inch (210mm) - Syosaku-Japan

SYOSAKU JAPANESE SUSHI FILLET CHEF KNIFE SHIROKO (WHITE STEEL) NO.2 D-SHAPE MAGNOLIA WOOD HANDLE, DEBA 8.3-INCH (210MM)

The Deba knife is designed to butcher and fillet whole fish. The blade is made according to the Japanese tradition, with Shinogi on the front side and Urasuki on the back. The ultra sharpness and the heft of the blade make it effortless to cut through the heads and bones of whole fish. You can use it for chicken and other meats, too. The ergonomically designed D-shape Magnolia wood handle and perfectly balanced construction make you comfortable at each use.

Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Chef Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, Gyuto 9.5-inch (240mm) - Syosaku-Japan

SYOSAKU JAPANESE CHEF KNIFE HAMMERED DAMASCUS VG-10 46 LAYER OCTAGONAL WALNUT HANDLE, GYUTO 9.5-INCH (240MM)

Ideal for everyday chefs handling daily kitchen tasks, whether professional or nonprofessional. You can cut, dice, slice, mince and chop with one knife. You can cut meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, and more. You can use it as a sushi knife too. It is double-edged, so it doesn't matter if you are right-handed or left-handed. To avoid a chip in a blade, don't chop hard stuff like bones, nutshells, and frozen foods. Do not use on granite countertops.