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.
Tojiro DP knives are known for being one of the best values in high performance cutlery.
They perform like knives that cost 2-3 times as much but are often treated like the workhorses of a chef's kit.
Blades are roll-forged cobalt alloy (VG10) core laminated in softer stainless; 60-61 HRC
Handles are full-tang with 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.