A wonderful blade to begin your journey into the world of Japanese knives. The Nakiri is the Japanese Vegetable knife. A wonderful shape with a beautifully ergonomic handle. Forged using VG-10 Stainless steel the blade is clad in the same material but is layered to produce a Damascus pattern which is then hammered using a small-headed hammer to produce a wonderful dimpled pattern that leads onto a Damascus tip all the way to the exposed VG-10 edge. The handles are a beautiful deep dark mahogany with a full tang and two stainless steel rivets. The handle shape itself is a hybrid using both western and Japanese styling to produce something that when held makes one feel as though you could tackle any chopping task you can imagine, you may not be a chef but this will make you feel like one.