This long, narrow, thin-bladed Yanagiba sushi knife is a must for slicing fish thin for sashimi or nigiri. One-sided blade for right handed sushi fans. Not recommended for cutting hard surfaced vegetables such as pumpkin, frozen foods or bones. Clean with water and always wipe blade dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Blade will rust if not properly cared for. For long term storage, coast blade with cooking oil to avoid rusting. Approximately a 12 inch Japanese sashimi knife, 17.5 inches overall length. Made in Japan.