Just browsing though the knives at epicedge I have come across some interestingly looking knives called hakata Santoku. There are just a few of them - 4 from Yoshikane (2xSKD, 2xSLD) and 2 from Asai (these look great!). I find the design interesting - this could be a knife that can do similar work like nakiri as it should have nice chopping properties, but it still has a very usable tip.
Since I have not found particularly much on this knife design around here (or elsewhere) - I would like to ask what other think about it - is it just a 'gimmick' design or do you find it useful? Any first hand experience?