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 excellent sharpness and edge retention and who can tolerate the reactivity of the blade as they are prone to discolor food they come in contact with. These blades are a bit thicker than other high-carbon steel blades so offer a bit more durability
Blade: Hand-forged iron-clad Blue #2 steel (non-stainless), Double bevel chef knife.
Handle: Chinese Quince.
This knife is of a limited line hand crafted by Yamashita-san, Yamatsuka-san and Doi-san, the senior smiths of Takayuki.
Very unique and heavier than your usual wa-handle chef knife.
Custom saya included, please see this link for choices of wood. Please allow approximately 2 weeks for saya making and shipping.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.