About the Shape - This little beauty is a small, uniquely shaped vegetable knife. It has a flat edge like a Nakiri. Making it perfect for chopping herbs or slicing small vegetables like shallots or garlic. Its compact size makes it great for line cooks. The extended blade height is awesome for people who have bigger hands and have a tough time keeping their knuckles off the cutting board. Originally designed to cut rubber soles for shoemaking, the Kamagata compliments any knife collection.