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.
The Tsunehisa line of knives are hand-made in Sakai, Japan, by different teams of skilled craftsmen.
The blades are stainless-clad Aogami Super steel (aka blue super) with a hammered finish
The octagonal handles are cherry 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.