The original name of these knives in Japanese can give us an answer to the question of what these knives are for. Nakiri – 菜切り包丁 (Nakiri bocho) mean a knife for cutting greens, other words, it is a knife for vegetables. Santoku – 三徳包丁 (Santoku bocho) mean a knife for three uses.
However, it does not answer questions what is the difference in use and result. Santoku vs Nakiri – let’s the challenge begin!
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