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Dojo Hayashi Nakiri 165mm
Dojo Hayashi Nakiri 165mm
Dojo Hayashi Nakiri 165mm

Dojo Hayashi Nakiri 165mm

Item #: HA-165US

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(4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews)

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Our Price: $79.95
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This Dojo Hayashi 165mm nakiri is made by Hayashi and offers one of the best cutlery steels on the market at an extremely competitive price. The Dojo is san mai construction featuring Aogami Super steel in the core, and a low maintenance stainless steel cladding, a nice feature since Aogami Super is a carbon steel and will patina with normal use. The Dojo preforms very well thanks to its outstanding steel and high quality geometry. The Dojo ranks among the best bargains Chef Knives to Go has to. The Dojo is perfect for anyone wanting to try Aogami Super, carbon steels more general, or anybody who is looking for high quality at a low cost.

  • Weight: 5.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 165 mm (6.5")
  • Overall Length: 290 mm (11.5")
  • Thickness at Heel: 1.9 mm
  • Blade Height: 44.9 mm
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    5  Wonder Veggie Knife , September 23, 2016
    Posted By: Robbie Gilbert - verified customer

    Makes very quick work of all types of veggies. I sharpen Dojo knives only with Japanese wet stones and only hone these knives with a ceramic honing rod. Never with a regular honing steel.
    Very fast shipping as well.

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    5  Dojo, August 3, 2016
    Posted By: Joseph Stabenow - verified customer

    Excellent for the price.

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    5  Product Review, May 9, 2014
    Posted By: Tim Evans - verified customer

    This is my first Nakiri style knife and I am very pleased. I had the extra sharpening service done by CKTG because some previous reviews indicated that the OOB sharpness left you wanting. I use this knife expensively now for virtually all my veg prep work and the edge is holding up very well. I love the feel in my hand and it has enough heft to butcher any veggie I eat. Great knife for a fantastic price point.

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    5  Product Review, October 21, 2013
    Posted By: Hunter - verified customer

    purchased 3 of these to give to my groomsmen as gifts. these definitely give off a beautiful wow factor upon opening. was happy to have thought of a better gift than they typical flask or pocket knife that would be tossed in a drawer and forgotten for years. everybody's already reporting back after 2 weeks how much they're being used and enjoyed.

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    5  Product Review, December 10, 2012
    Posted By: Harry - verified customer

    OOB this little Nakiri needed sharpening. With a little effort, it came up to an amazingly sharp edge. It will be easy to maintain an edge with this steel. This is a terrific bargain considering the steel used and the price point for this knife. You would pay a whole lot more for this quality steel in another brand.
    We eat a lot of veggies and this Nakiri makes short work of the prep plus that intangible feeling you get when using a very sharp, quality knife for the prep. It makes the task very enjoyable.
    The only down side for me was the handle. I prefer a Wa handle but that is personal preference.
    You will not regret adding this knife to your collection and will find yourself reaching for it more often than you might think.

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    5  Product Review, November 17, 2012
    Posted By: Rodney - verified customer

    Love it! Love the steel, sharpens easy and great retention. I'm just learning how to sharpen correctly and I got it scary sharp. Did I mention I love this knife? For the money it's a tremendous purchase.

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    4  Product Review, June 21, 2012
    Posted By: John Herlig - verified customer

    This was my first Nakiri, and I bought it based on other reviews as a good starter Nakiri for my set.

    The knife is beautiful, although I was surprised that it wasn't sharper OOTB. Just a couple of minutes on a 1200 and 5000 stone had it right, though, and it will now ease its way through just about anything with hardly a thought.

    I am eagerly waiting to see how the edge holds up over continual use, but all initial indications are very good. Great little knife, and what a bang for the buck!!

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    5  Product Review, December 16, 2011
    Posted By: Jeff - verified customer

    We eat a lot of veggies so I've wanted a nakiri for some time now. My go to knife has been a entry level carbon santoku - it takes a great edge but doesn't hold it so well.

    So I really wanted to get a good nakiri with really good steel. After emailing back and forth with Mark, I went with the Dojo.

    I've now had it a full week and been using it as much as possible. It came very sharp out of the box and it has held that edge quite well. Slicing and chopping ... I'm very pleased. Even hard winter squash like butternut is no problem at all. This is a good value in super blue steel.

    It's also pretty thin. The back is only 1/16 and tapers gently all the way to the edge, where there is a very tiny microbevel. Think thin - that's this nakiri.

    I really wanted a blade that would not only take a great edge but also hold it really well. And this knife delivers. I used it constantly for a week and it finally needed only a quick touch-up with my 8000 grit stone.

    All things being equal I would prefer the traditional Japanese handle. This one is comfortable but I do like that look. But for super blue steel at this price? I couldn't pass it up and it is now my go to for everything that used to grow"".

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    5  Product Review, October 15, 2011
    Posted By: Wasyl - verified customer

    I doubt you can find a better blade for the money. Same carbon steel as my Moritaka Supreme Gyoto. Sharpened it on 1000 then 5000 grit Super Naniwa stones, finished on strop with compound, then plain leather. Scary sharp! Excellent fit and finish. Blade had a slight curve in it, I exerted gentle pressure, gone!

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    5  Product Review, June 20, 2011
    Posted By: Aaron - verified customer

    Was looking for a nakiri to use while I prep at work and didn't want something that was full stainless or that was unclad. The Dojo fit what I was looking for. Blue steel so will take and hold a very good edge. Nice and thin as a nakiri should be. Light as well. Out of the box edge wasn't bad, could push cut paper. Over all very happy with it. And as usual great service from Mark.

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    3  Product Review, January 28, 2011
    Posted By: Jay - verified customer

    Good fit and finish for the price.great steel for the price.

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