"Nakiri" means "vegetable knife" in Japanese and is a double-edged kitchen knife designed for handling vegetables.

Nakiri is very similar in shape to Chinese kitchen knives, both are rectangular. This flat blade is ideal for vertical up and down cuts or push-pull cuts. Its thin and sharp blade cuts vegetables very finely without damaging the fibers of the vegetables. Lightweight and easy to handle when handling a large amount of vegetables.

Nakiri is popular in home kitchens and is often used by chefs to chop vegetables and fruits quickly and efficiently. So it is also very popular with vegetarians.