Katsushige Anryu, a blacksmith with over 50 years experience making knives, is one of the driving forces behind Takefu Knife Village, where many of the Masakage knives come from. His dedication and craftsmanship show through on his Kumo line like few others can. The VG10 stainless steel Kumo nakiri, like most Masakage nakiri, has added height, not only to allow for greater knuckle clearance but, quite frankly, there’s more knife so it’s going to last you longer. Like, hopefully your entire life and then some!
About the Shape - A Nakiri is a vegetable knife. Under utilized 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 wont 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.