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. Kengata is a smaller version of the -inchgyuto-inch. Use for cutting and slicing meats, fish, and vegetables. Blade length: 7-inch Hand wash with a mild detergent and wipe dry. Sharpen with a whetstone.