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 Haruyuki Goma -Haruyuki Goma blades offer great looks combined with spectacular performance and ruggedness. If you're buying your first fancy knife, or giving one as a gift, you can't do better than the Goma. VG-10 is steel formulated specially to make knives; it brings sharpness, toughness and stain resistance together in the best combination possible. The result is a mind-blowingly sharp edge that stays sharp for a very long time. Compared to other stainless steels, it is a dream to sharpen.
These knives are hand sharpened and hand-honed with a 50/50 double bevel edge, making them great performers in the kitchen. The unique tsuchime finish (hand hammered dimples) allows the blade to slide through food without sticking with the added bene t of a distinctive looking blade.The pakkawood handle is made from layers of wood and resin, compressed under intense pressure to produce and incredibly durable material.