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 excellent sharpness and outstanding edge retention.
The blade is stainless clad Aogami #2 (blue #2) steel.
The handles are octagonal zelkova and buffalo horn.
Gihei knives are made in Sanjo, Niigata prefecture by Mr. Takashi Hosokawa, a 5th generation knife-maker whose business was started over 80 years ago.
Kitchen knives are used to cut the ingredients in your food. Japanese kitchen knives are famous for their sharpness and edge retention. Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.