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.
About Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged -The Kurouchi-forged line from Fujimoto is any young chef or beginner knife nerd's dream: High-performance carbon steel, stunning looks, and a crazy-good price tag! The name comes from the rough, oxidized "kurouchi" finish left from forging. With a light, skinny blade and a single-piece oak handle, this knife is super nimble and precise but still packs a punch when prep-time arrives.
Shirogami (white) carbon is pretty darn great: super easy tosharpen, takes a brilliantly sharp edge, cuts like silk and is very ruggedfor its hardness. The extremely hard white carbon steel core is laminated between softer layers of carbon steel. Since the blade is not stainless it requires a bit more care.