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 meat butcher knife designed for users who value excellent sharpness and edge retention. Tojiro forged high carbon steel butcher knives are high performance kitchen knives that won't break the bank.
The blades are 160mm hand-forged V Silver steel, which takes a very fine edge but must be kept dry.
The handles are blue elastomer.
Kitchen knives are used to cut the ingredients in your food. Japanese kitchen knives are famous for their sharpness and edge retention. Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.