We had a friend round for dinner this evening and he was politely admiring my new Misono dragon suji. He was thinking that he might like to buy his partner a knife for a present. He is vegetarian, apparently wouldn't like a pointy knife, but loves to cook. I showed him some pics of nakiris on JCK and he thinks they look great.
So I was wondering - would a nakiri be a good knife for someone who has no experience with "real" knives?