Kotobuki knives are made in Japan where knives are made for a specific use and purpose with a unique shape. These knives have a high quality stainless blade that keeps it's edge and is easy to clean. Santoku, meaning 3-uses, is a Japanese version of a Chef's knife. The short double-edged blade makes the knife easy to handle and is ideal for slicing, chopping, and dicing meats, fish, and vegetables. Blade length: 6-5/8-inch Hand wash with a mild detergent and wipe dry. Sharpen with a whetstone.