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)
This petty is an amazing cutter. The high-carbon, ice-hardened stainless steel blade has hollow-ground dimples along the side of the blade to help prevent sticking. The knife is crafted in the 700 year-old Kikuichi tradition of bladesmithing. At 61 rockwell, the knife holds an edge for a long time while staying easy to sharpen, The handle is shaped to fit both hands and made of compressed wood.
This is a super-high performance blade that can easily handle all of your prep work. The thin blade tapers down to the finest edge, so be sure to keep it away from bones.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.