Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and input! I dropped the hammer on the Dojo Hayashi Nakiri 165mm today.
I really struggled with this one. Being 74 yrs old with a limited income but knowing at this age, I will be long gone and the knife will still be here. So, I gave myself a little leeway on the price I could afford. After all, if it's your last dance, make it a good one.
I was strongly lured by the Tanaka Damascus Nakiri. A pretty knife, good steel, and a wa handle which I love. However, Pulling my head out of the clouds, the Dojo was many $$ less. You really can't have it all.
The Dojo was like a girl with a great figure, a good heart (Blue steel),a pretty dress (stainless cladding) but she wears combat boots (the handle)!
But she is mine and I will love her.
Thanks to all!!!