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Gihei HAP40 Nakiri 165mm
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Gihei HAP40 Nakiri 165mm

Item #: GHP-N165

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $225.00
Nakiris are becoming a popular choice in many western kitchens of late. Their compact size and interesting profile have found a new legion of users in both professional and home environments. This is a vegetable cutter of the highest order. The flat edge and extra finger clearance make it a great choice for users who prefer push cutting over a rocking style. The thin blade is made from a super hard steel called HAP40, which is a powdered metallurgy (PM) alloy. The steel is exquisitely heat treated to a high 65-66 HRC.

This is a knife that takes a very sharp edge and holds it for a long time. The blade profile is very flat, even for a nakiri, with a small radius right at the tip end for smaller rock-chopping tasks.

The core HAP40 steel is wrapped in a stainless steel outer layer to aid in strength and wear resistance. The cladding is nicely polished and, together with the lovely, semi-custom oak octagonal handle with urushi finish.

As mentioned, the blade is quite thin with virtually no taper. The height at the heel is about 50mm, which is slightly less than average for a nakiri of this length. Fit and finish are of a high standard which combines with its other fine attributes to qualify the Gihei HAP40 nakiri as a great value.

  • Brand: Gihei
  • Blacksmith: Mr Hosikawa
  • Region: Sanjo City, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Cladding: Stainless Steel
  • Edge Steel: HAP40
  • Weight: 4.9 oz (140 g)
  • Edge Length: 157 mm
  • Total Length: 303 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 1.4 mm
  • Blade Height: 50.8 mm
  • Handle: Oak Octagonal Burnt Urushi
  • Handle is new--trust the pictures, not the video

  • Customer Reviews


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      Amazing, April 18, 2023
    Posted By: Casey

    I bought this knife after using a SG2 steel chefs knife for years. This has become my daily go to. It’s super easy to sharpen in comparison. It holds a better edge over SG2. The ease of sharpening makes this knife well worth it. I use it every day to cut vegetables, various types of meat and to do fine knife work. I bought it not knowing if the steel would be as good as they say it is. I am shocked by how well this knife performs.

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      Insanely good
    Posted By: Nicholas backus
    1 people found this review helpful

    This knife is insane. I can do things with this knife that I can only dream of with my other knives. My coworker called it "the Ferrari of knives." The blade is so sharp that surfaces cut with it feel like they've been polished. The steel is also so durable it hardly needs to be sharpened. If it feels a little duller than when you got it a quick homing will bring it right back. Sharpening it is a little tricky, you need to take your time but it can take an insane edge. 10/10 best knife I own.

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      Excellent nakiri
    Posted By: Abraham Stanway - verified customer

    Really satisfied with it, although it was a bit heavier than advertised (5.6 oz) and not quite as thin as I had expected. Still, a really, really great knife - the handle is especially nice and the matte finish completes the look. I had purchased the sharpening service and it's a really screaming edge - excited to start chopping some veggies!

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      beautiful knife
    Posted By: Jim Scott - verified customer

    This is the best knife I've ever used. Great blade, great handle, great service. Thanks!

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