Item purchased will look different than item pictured due to variations in materials.
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 food prep knife designed for users who value maximum edge retention and who can exercise great care to prevent the edge from chipping.
Blade: Blue super steel (Aogami Super (AS)) high carbon steel clad in stainless steel with a kurouchi hammered finish. Hand-forged by master knife maker Anryu san.
The handle is octagonal maple and pakka wood.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.