In addition to having your knife performance tuned (sharpened & straightened) before it ships, you will received a coupon for complimentary re-sharpening of your knife (a $10-$16 value). We also extend the manufacturers warranty to discount repair of damage caused by the user.
Kazuo Numura is assuming the duties of lead knifemaker for Master Takeshi Saji at his factory in Takefu.
SRS15 is a high-carbom powdered steel, HRC ~63
hand-sculpted riveted ironwood scales.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and the blades can chip if not handled carefully. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust and corrode if not dried promptly and kept dry.