Global 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 knife 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. Global Sushi knives are loved by professional chefs and are an excellent choice for the serious home cook. The three most innovative features of Global knives are their edge, balance and seamless stainless steel construction. The gorgeous modern Lightweight design includes a textured handle for a secure grip, offering superior control and precision. Global's unique smooth contours and seamless construction prevent food and dirt particles from collecting on the knife, offering the ultimate in safety and hygiene. It is recommended that you Handwash with mild dishsoap, rinse and dry thoroughly with a towel.