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.
Made of the same stainless Swedish steel as the UX10, the Takayuki Grand Chef is thinner and lighter and less expensive.
Blade: Homogenous Uddeholm Swedish Steel, wide-slotted face.
Handle: Riveted laminate scales
This is a high-grade knife designed for chefs, which is manufactured from imported Uddeholm’s special alloy steel from Sweden and resistant to rusting with a very low amount of impurities.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.