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.
Tojiro DP knives are high performance kitchen knives that won't break the bank.
The blades are stainless-steel clad VG10 cobalt alloy, a stainless steel that stays sharp longer than most other steels.
The handles are long-lasting laminate, with a half tang for balance.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.