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. Sujibiki is similar in shape to the -inchyanagai-inch, but has a thinner spine and double-edge. It used for cutting and slicing meats and is excellent for carving. Blade length: 9-1/2-inch Hand wash with a mild detergent and wipe dry. Sharpen with a whetstone.