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.
This is a food prep knife designed for users who value maximum edge retention and who can exercise great care to prevent the edge from chipping.
Blade: Damascus Clad ZDP189 high carbon stainless steel.
The handle is octagonal rosewood with a buffao horn ferrule.
The family behind the Sukenari Hamono has been making knives for sale since 1933 in Toyama Japan.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.