Kanechika Extra Wide Gyuto Chef Knife 225mm ** Left-Handed Knife

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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.

The Sakai Kanechika line of knives are made by Master Fujii Keiichi of Sakai. Fujii san has over 50 years of experience. The cutting steel of this line of knives is gin san steel (aka silver #3 high carbon stainless steel). Ginsan steel knives generally take a very fine edge when sharpened properly. This line is heat treated to 61-62 HRC.  

These blades are sharpened for use in the left hand.

Handle is magnolia with buffalo horn ferrule. 

These knives should be honed by hand on flat surfaces, and are best sharpened by trained professionals.

Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.