HADO Blue 1 Damascus Nakiri 165mm - Oak

$408.00 USD $367.00 USD


Style: Nakiri
Blade Length: 168mm
Overall Length: 320mm
Height @ Heel: 58mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 3mm
Weight: 196g
Blade Material: Blue 1 Core, Soft Iron Damascus Clad
Handle Material: Oak Octagon
HRC: ~63-64


Blade Type

The Nakiri knife, revered in Japanese culinary traditions, is engineered for exceptional vegetable cutting. Featuring a distinct, straight-edged, and rectangular blade, it excels in creating uniform, precise cuts and aesthetic presentation. Its technical design ensures efficiency and precision, making it a valuable tool for both professional chefs and home cooks.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Steel #1, known as "Aogami" #1, is a premium high-carbon steel enriched with tungsten and chromium. It has seen a recent surge in popularity and is now used by many top-tier knife makers for its superior edge retention and durability. It also offers a unique balance of toughness and sharpness. This steel is highly valued in crafting traditional Japanese knives, especially for professional use.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.



HADO Sakai are, in our opinion, among Japan's premier knife makers. Everything about their ranges is exquisite. The packaging has been custom designed in collaboration with French artist Phillipe Weisbecker, of which this packaging houses one of the finest blades we have ever seen. The Blue 1 Damascus is a special collaboration between Chefs Edge and HADO.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon steel and as such, will require a little more care than a regular off-the-shelf knife. It must be dried shortly after use, as prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust spots to appear. A very light coat of oil during storage also helps to prevent rust spots. A patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will occur with use. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Javier E. Muñoz Arzuaga

Súper increíble, súper afilado, hermoso. Gracias 🙏🏼


Fantastic knife and wonderful staff

Fantastic cutter

Put her through the paces today with some pretty heavy cutting including acorn squash, a large beat, a large purple onion, carrots and a few other vegetables. The HADO did extremely well especially with such a thin edge. Also super fast delivery and a fantastic staff!!

Andrew Shebanow
An utterly amazing knife!

I own 5 or so higher end Japanese knives (not counting Shuns), and this is the nicest I've ever used. Incredibly sharp and easy to use, fits the hand well. My only criticism is that foods tend to stick to the knife a bit more than average. Highly, highly recommended.