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.
Traditional village-style knife with an upgraded handle.
Blade is iron-clad #2 blue steel, wedge grind.
Wa handle is oval-shaped cherry with red pakka ferrule
The Muneishi factory is in Tosa, Japan. They have made knives for over 60 years
Solid performer for the price!
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.