The Nakiri is a traditional Japanese vegetable knife that is great to have, especially, if you are a lover of soups, salads, herbs, and vegetables. It lends well to chopping and its thin and flat blade edge is designed to make full contact with your cutting surface for a full cut with less chance for vegetables sticking together by a thread. Our Yoshihiro Hayate Inox Aus-8 Japanese Nakiri Knife features a traditional Japanese convex grind (Hamaguri-ba). This is the same grind that was utilized in Japanese sword making and it excels in sharpness, durability and ease of sharpening. Forged from a single piece of high carbon Aus-8 stainless steel, this knife is complemented by an integrated hollow stainless steel handle that is molded for comfort and ribbed for safe grip. It is welded directly onto the blade to make for a durable, long lasting knife that is also easy to clean and sanitary.