The meaning of Santoku is “Three virtue” or “Three usage” in general. This knife enables you to cut variety of food items such as meat, fish, vegetables, etc. It is suitable for your first knife or general-purpose home use.
Nakiri knife is specialised in vegetable cutting. However, it is commonly used by home users like Santoku.
Although it’s usage is similar to Santoku knife, the shape of Nakiri blade is rectangle. In addition, most of traditional Japanese Nakiri knives are single-edge blade whereas this Jikko Damascus Nakiri is double-edge blade.