The Haruyuki SRS15 series helped start what would become the company known as Knifewear. Many years ago, in a far off land known as London, England, Knifewear founder Kevin Kent purchased a Haruyuki SRS15 Santoku while working at the famed St. John restaurant. His life in the kitchen would be changed, for the better, forever. Still a shop favorite, this line offers one of the best factory forged nakiri we’ve found. Simple and elegant, the Haruyuki SRS15 stainless steel nakiri is available in both a classic western handle design and a stunning rosewood wa (Japanese) handle version, which is my personal favorite.
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.