In addition to having your knife performance tuned before it ships, you will received a coupon for complimentary re-sharpening of your knife (a $12-$50 value). That is the District Cutlery difference.
This is a meat butcher knife designed for users who value excellent sharpness and corrosion resistance. Made in the USA from, we are proud to performance-tune and offer knives made in our home-state of Massachusetts for over 200 years.
The blades are stainless steel proprietary to Dexter Russell.
The handles are plastic.
Kitchen knives are used to cut the ingredients in your food. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.
Don't put your knives in the dishwasher, they aren't dishes.