In addition to having your knife performance tuned before it ships, you will receive a coupon for complimentary re-sharpening of your knife (a $12-$50 value). That is the District Cutlery difference.
Blade: 3 layer Ginsan (Silver 3) steel. Amazing factory edges.
Handle: Riveted pakka wood scales, each offering a unique grain structure.
This knife is a limited run. Ginsan is normally reserved for more expensive handles.
Visit any restaurant kitchen in Osaka, and you will find the chefs using Takayuki knives.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.