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.
Here's a rare piece from Jelle Hazenberg from Ireland. His books are closed and his knives are highly sought after.
The blade is hand-forged German SC125 high carbon steel. 8" long.
The handle is 2-tone African blackwood, sculpted by hand.
The knife weighs 176 grams.
The custom saya cover is made of wenge, with an attached pin.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.