The Moritaka 165mm Mega Nakiri. For the cook who is serious about prepping their veg. Great for cutting larger veggies, bigger stacks of veggies, or as a substitute for a Chinese style cleaver for tofu and the like. 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.