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.
Yu Kurosaki is a phenomenal young blacksmith, and the Shizuku line shows off his talent.
Blade: Handforged R2 (SG2) steel hammer finish
Handle: Octagonal kayaki (elm)
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.