About the Shape - A Nakiri is a vegetable knife. Underutilized in the Western kitchen, the Nakiri’s flat blade is meant for the push/pull chopping of vegetables. Since the entire flat edge of the knife kisses the cutting board at once, you won't be turning the vegetable into an accordion. Accordion vegetables are still connected like a paper doll after you're “done” cutting them. To truly understand the awesomeness of a Nakiri we recommend making onion soup your first night with the knife. The ease of chopping will blow you away.
About Sakai Takayuki VG10 33 Layer Damascus - Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. Although the Sakai region traditionally specializes in single-bevel blades, Sakai Takayuki makes many different shapes.
Sakai Takayuki’s 33 layer damascus line is hand-forged from VG-10, a high-carbon, stainless steel created for knife making and then laminated with 33-layer Damascus and are BEAUTIFUL. Truly usable art! The zelkova wood octagon handle feels great in your hand, and allows the weight of the blade to work for you!