This is a two-piece set of Japanese knives (Hocho in Japanese), and each of the knives has unique feature. The Nakiri knife is designed for cutting vegetables. Nakiri knives allow for smooth thinner cuts of vegetables than a paring knife as they have fat straight edge razors. The Petty knife is often considered ideal for small and delicate tasks on a cutting board while paring knives are better employed in hand. Motoshige who is an expert workman from Kyushu started swordsmith after he moved to Seki city where has necessary climates and pine charcoals for creating swords. Also, it become known as the beginning of swordsmith. Pakka wood is an engineered wood/plastic composite material commonly used in knife handles and other objects that see rough wear. Under intense heat and pressure, multiple layers of these treated hardwoods are fused into a solid. Nashiji means a surface of a Japanese pear that is a construction of creating swords. This method gives the same textures to the kitchen knives as creating ancient Japanese swords. If you want to purchase original Japanese goods in a fast, affordable, and safe setting, look no further than our store. Let's cook delicious dishes with the high quality knife and surprise people!