Bunmei 12in Tako Sashimi Knife has a long, thin and sharp blade with a square tip that is ideal for slicing delicate filet of fish. The Tako Sashimi Knife is is essentially a Yanagi Sashimi Knife with a square tip and one of the most popular knives among Japanese sushi chefs. It is sharpened on one side of the blade making it razor sharp. With this knife, you too, can make your Japanese appetizers of raw fish be as paper thin as the professional's. Bunmei Sushi knives are loved by professional chefs and are an excellent choice for the serious home cook. Bunmei knives are the traditional Japanese kitchen knives manufactured by Yoshikin with molybdenum / vanadium stainless steel razor sharp blades and slip resistant wooden handles with black bolsters. It is recommended that you Handwash with warm water, mild dishsoap, and dry thoroughly with a towel.