Wusthof Classic Hollow-Edge Nakiri, 7-in. : The Nakiri Classic Hollow-Edge Knife that chops and slices vegetables, fruits and meats with record speed and unprecedented precision. Unlike any other blade on the market, the edge is angled on both sides for quickest, easiest slicing and chopping of vegetables. The qualities of a santoku knife and versatility of a Japanese cleaver are refined with a balanced blade that is 30% sharper and holds its edge 30% longer than ordinary Asian-style blades. Triple compression rivets attach the high-impact handle securely to the full tang for superior balance and maneuverability. Slices meats deli-thin for sandwiches, creates strips for stir-frying and fajitas and quickly trims uniform pieces for stews and soups without clinging to the blade. Precision-forged from of a single piece of high-carbon stainless-steel, this is the knife every seasoned chef will rely on in the kitchen. Hand wash. 7"L blade. Made in Germany. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Product Features Balanced blade is precision-forged from a single piece of steel for optimal balance and agility, specially angled for 30% sharper performance High-carbon, stainless-steel blade lasts 30% longer than ordinary Asian-style blades Dual-angle edge allows quick, precise, slicing, chopping and cubing Cuts paper thin vegetable slices for salads, juliennes for casseroles and stir-frying without clinging to the blade Slices and releases deli-thin meat, strips or uniform pieces for soups Ergonomic, polypropylene handle fits either hand for firm control Triple compression-riveted handle for strength Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs
This is a new Wusthof knife. I never saw a need for a Santuko so never bought one, but thought this knife would fit a niche and bought it. A great knife! Very sharp, VERY SHARP, and easy to maintain. It is useful for virtually all I use a chef's knife for except the larger items and the items requiring a lot of slicing and dicing, when the rocker in the chef's knife is handy.
But otherwise this knife will do everything. It is particularly good for fine slices of tomatoes and other vegetables. I also use it to thinly slice beef and pork.
This knife fits in between my large chef's knife and a small chef's knife. I find myself using this more than the small chef's knife now.
Finally, CHEF'S had this knife and none of the other large shops had it. And CHEF'S had it at a great price too!