The Nakiri is sure to attract your attention with its interesting blade shape. “Nakiri” is Japanese for “vegetable knife” and our beautiful, new Premier Nakiri is the ideal kitchen knife for slicing and dicing almost every fruit and vegetable in your kitchen, from apples to zucchini. The Nakiri blade shape is extremely practical, too. With its blunt tip, it is safer to use in the kitchen. Due to its straight blade, edge, and spine, the Nakiri is not rocked like a chef's knife. Instead, use a push cut by moving the knife down and forward while keeping the edge parallel to the cutting surface. If you prepare vegetables for salad or stir-fry, you will simply love using the Shun Premier Nakiri.