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 Takeo Murata - Located in Kochi, Takeo Murata is well known as the top knife maker of Shikoku Island. In 1965, at the age of 16, he started his apprenticeship working with his uncle Tokaiji, the foremost blacksmith of his time. His knives represent some of the best Japan has to offer. The kanji on the knife blade reads “Made by Buhou”. Buhou is Murata’s chosen artisan name, kind of like how Ian Fraser Kilmister is more commonly known as Lemmy.
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