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 -In most of the world, a 'factory-made' knife is made entirely by machines. Not so in Japan. A company like Haruyuki is made of expert crafts-people, each one a master of their trade. Despite being known as 'factory-made knives', Haruyuki knives are very much crafted by human hands, each pair responsible for a different step of the process.