The G-81 is the fluted knife in the classic Japanese nakiri style. It is perfect for cutting vegetables from lettuce, onions, cabbage and cucumbers. If your a vegan or have recently taken on a more healthier lifestyle then this knife would be ideal in getting everything cut and ready. It also has a fluted edge which stops pieces of the vegetables getting stuck to the blade, this is because it collects pockets of air in the fluted area of the knife as you are cutting it which stops the vegetables from sticking. You can also opt for a santoku knife which is a good all rounder and is also used by professional chefs for cutting vegetables but also do other stuff in the kitchen. The flutes will work particularly well for this knife as it is a specialist vegetable knife. These knives take their inspiration from Japanese Usaba (Vegetable Knives), the relatively flat parts of the blade are designed to chop through fruit and vegetables and come into full contact with the chopping board and give a clean cut. The front of the blades are more curved like a chef's knife, to allow the knife to be rocked gently forward after each cut and encourage good technique.
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