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 edge retention and who can tolerate the reactivity of the blade as they are prone to discolor food they come in contact with. Hand-forged blacksmith Tsutomu Kajiwara, these offer more beauty and performance for the money than most knives on the market.
Aogami #2 (blue steel) high carbon steel clad in iron with a kurouchi finish.
The handle is rosewood and ebony, D-shaped for right-handed users.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.