Using traditional Samurai forging techniques since the 14th century the city of Seki is the birthplace of the Miyabi brand, taking 100 steps and 42 days to create each blade. The manufacturing techniques employed produce knives with durable and precise cutting edges which is the foundation of the Miyabi brand. The Miyabi 5000FCD Nakiri Knife has a plain edge and is 17cm in length. The octagonal pakka wood handle gives a well balanced and comfortable grip with a wonderful mosaic pin providing a wonderfully aesthetic finish to a beautifully crafted blade. The Ice- hardened FC61 steel used for the FRIODUR blade of the Nakiri is wrapped in 48 layers of steel to create a Damascus design. Honed on both sides making it ideal for preparing all vegetables, the Nakiri is what is referred to as a Japanese vegetable knife due to its shape. This being 17cm in blade length makes it the perfectly sized and only Nakiri within the 5000FCD range. The blade is perfect when having to prep lots of tough root vegetables, the blade makes light work of all other vegetables and none meat items.