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.
This is a high-carbon stainless steel chef knife designed to cut produce and boneless meats.
Pros: Sharpness, edge retention, ambidextrous handle, easy to keep sharp.
Shigeki Tanaka-san forges blades in Miki, Japan.
The blades are clad Ginsan (Silver 3) Japanese steel.
The handles pakka wood and riveted to a full tang.
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.