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.
Takayuki wave bread knife is a great value
Blade: Homogenous Molybdenum stainless steel, 250mm
Handle: Riveted laminate scales
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.