Bunmei 12in Yanagi Sashimi Knife has a long, thin and sharp blade that is ideal for slicing delicate filet of fish. The Yanagi Sashimi Knife is the most popular knife among Japanese sushi chefs. It is sharpened on one side of the blade making it razor sharp. 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.