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.
Masakage's Mizu line are hand-forged by Anryu-san using iron-clad Aogami #2.
Rockwell Hardness 62-64.
Handle octagonal with stabilized wood, handmade by us.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.