“Nakiri” is Japanese for “vegetable knife”. The Shun Premier Grey Nakiri, with its interesting blade shape, is THE knife for slicing and dicing almost every fruit and vegetable - from apples to zucchini. Having a straight blade, edge, and spine, this knife is not rocked like a chef’s knife. Rather, use a push cut by moving the knife down and forward, keeping the edge parallel to the cutting surface. Preparing vegetables for salad or stir-fry is a breeze with this beautiful knife.