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by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi March 28, 2018 2 min read


When it comes to chopping vegetables and cutting like a pro, not many knives do it with as much finesse as the Nakiri does. No matter how you slice with it, whether you are looking for thin, extended, or uniform strips, the Nakiri always delivers. The Nakiri knife is a Japanese-style cutting tool that is designed specifically to cut vegetables.

The Nakiri: The Perfect Knife for Chopping Vegetables

Nakiri knives are typically thinner than ordinary knives, which makes them ideal for the cutting task. The flat profile of the blade enables it to rest flat on the cutting board. This makes it easier for you to cut foods just by moving straight up and down. Hence, you do not need to rock it back and forth. The thin blade design allows you to cut veggies with ease, giving you a more consistent food size. Despite its compact nature, the blade is very robust.

Whether you are a professional chef or a serious home cook, the Nakiri lets you enjoy the cutting process, as it is comfortable to handle and delivers sharper cuts. A good example of a reliable Nakiri knife is the 5.5" Reserve Nakiri Knife offered by Vie Belles.

The tool offers a good level of sharpness, solid build, and gives finer cuts. In many ways, it is the go-to knife for those who are looking for a knife that offers durability, balance, comfort, and is easy to use and maintain. The knife’s 5.5-inch blade slides smoothly through foods, while its rosewood handle makes it easy to grip, all while delivering an elegant finish that looks stylish. Vie Belles’ Nakiri knife features a double-bevel blade that is sharpened on both sides to give it a lasting sharpness.

The blade is layered with Damascus steel, which further enhances its strength. If attractive appearance, robust construction, thinness, lasting sharpness, and comfort are what you are looking for in a blade, then it is hard to look past the Vie Belles’ Reserve Nakiri Knife. The knife is excellent at handling the vegetable cutting task that your cooking requires.


Overall, the Nakiri knife is an excellent tool for individuals who love to prepare salads, soups, and vegetables. One of the significant advantages of the Nakiri is that it is highly versatile. Also, a hand-forged Nakiri such as Vie Belles’ Reserve Knife is a delight for every hand, due to its lightweight nature.  


Which kind of knives do you have? How is your experience with the knives? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.



Chef Maryam Ghargharechi
Chef Maryam Ghargharechi

Proud mom, wife, and red seal chef with a passion! Member of WACS, CCFCC, and BC Chefs' Association.

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