This range of laminated double bevel knives are named Nashiji due to their unique surface pattern. Nashiji means the surface of a Japanese pear. A laminated blade construction with a cutting core of Gingami No.3 (high-carbon steel) and a Rockwell Hardness of 62 HRC. These knives have black pakka wood handles. Made in Miki City. This laminated preparation knife is the traditional vegetable knife in Japan. It is ideal on larger vegetables such as butternut squash. It also perfect for shredding lettuce and cabbage due to its deep rectangular blade. This knife if often mistaken for a meat cleaver due to its shape however it is still a knife and should be used in the same way.