When you need to prepare lots of vegetables quickly and neatly, this 7inch nakiri knife will be your constant companion. The flat, almost cleaver-like blade makes short work of a cabbage or roughly chopping harder vegetables such as potatoes. The santoku also has a wickedly sharp edge, so you can do more precise slicing.
This outstanding knife is formed of 67 layers of Damascus steel, with a VG-10 core. VG-10 is one of the most popular stainless steels among professional chefs – they covet its hardness, ability to hold an edge and its resistance to rust. The blade has been cold forged under extremely high pressure, for a denser, tougher blade overall. The Damascus/ VG-10 combination gives you a knife that not only takes an exceedingly sharp edge, but is also easy to maintain.