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.
Blade: 165mm Aogami Super (aka Blue Super steel), stainless clad.
Handle: Hinoki sculpted into a twisted octagon anchored by a mosaic pin an stainless ferrule.
The newest line from the brand that is now setting the standard in luxury fit and finish. The Beyond line is Mcusta's first on stainless kitchen knife offering and they are awesome! MCUSTA is a family owned and operated business located in Seki, the heart of Japan's cutlery industry.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.