Nakiris are double bevel knives designed specifically for working with vegetables. Nakiris are characterized by their flat profiles and squared-off tips. This profile makes these knives ideal for push cutting and chopping but awkward for rock cutting. Nakiris are often ground thin to optimize performance and they benefit from a refined cutting edge. A similar design is the traditional single-bevel usuba which is also designed specifically for use on vegetables. Nakiri enthusiasts may also want to consider the Chinese cleaver which performs a similar function with a somewhat similar profile.