This long, narrow, thin-bladed Japanese 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. Stainless steel blade will not rust if properly cared for. Approximately 9 inch blade Sekizo yanagiba sashimi knife. 13 inches overall length. Made in Japan.