This Kai 6721Y Wasabi Yanagiba is a traditional, single-beveled, Japanese slicing knife that features a High-Carbon Stainless Steel blade. The blade measures 8.25 in. and has a graze finish. The blade is hand-sharpened to a 16″ cutting angle. The black handle is made of Polypropylene and provides a secure grip. Made in Japan. The Yanagiba is the traditional, single-beveled Japanese sliving knife. It really is the only way to create the thin, perfect slices of raw fish needed for sushi and sashimi. The key is the Yanagiba’s long blade and razor-sharp edge. To slice with the Wasabi Yanagiba, start with the back of the knife blade and pull it through the fish, letting the weight of the blade itself do the work. The single-beveled blade will take a little getting used to, but once you do, you’ll be pleased with the beautiful, even slices you can make with your Wasabi Yanagiba. This is the quintessential sushi slicing knife.