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Though a nakiri blade looks like a Chinese cleaver, the blade is considerably lighter and has a straight edge that can be used for making precise cuts of all sorts of vegetables.
Have you ever thought about adding a Japanese vegetable knife to your kitchen?
If you're looking for a versatile knife that will handle a variety of tasks, consider investing in a vegetable nakiri. Unlike most chef's knives, which are designed for slicing meat, a vegetable nakiri is ideal for cutting vegetables like carrots and cucumbers.
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You may have seen the name Nakiri thrown around, this is a Japanese vegetable knife. "Na" means greens, vegetables, and "Kir" means cut. The knives have depth to them, generally 2-3" tall, and have a slight curve to the edge profile to allow for rocking while chopping. Also, the blade is thin and straight, so it is surprisingly easy to sharpen.
The best nakiri vegetable knife is designed specifically for chopping and slicing vegetables. There is no need to worry about the tip breaking off, which is usually the first thing to break on a knife because there is no tip! The depth of the blade allows for good control when slicing larger items like cabbage or cucumbers. Having a gentle curve, the blade allows for easy rocking when mincing vegetables after they've been chopped. In Japan, this type of knife is especially useful when cutting vegetables such as daikon or carrot into julienne strips. This method is called "katsura-make".
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