Umai splendid yanagiba sashimi knife. This long, narrow, thin-bladed Japanese sushi knife is a must for slicing fish thin for sashimi or nigiri. 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. Has a 9-inch stainless steel blade with a beautiful dimpled and polished finish and a stained wood handle. The dimpling is not only decorative, but adds air space between the blade and the food which helps the food release and not stick to the blade. 13.75 inches overall length. Made in Japan.