The Masakage Mizu Nakiri’s blue carbon blade is so photogenic it’s not even fair. The Nakiri’s edge kisses the cutting board all at once to give you the perfect push/pull chopping of vegetables.
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.