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 food prep knife designed for users who value excellent sharpness and edge retention but do not want to worry about the rust that non-stainless steel presents.
The blades are clad VG10 cobalt alloy, a high-carbon stainless steel that stays sharp longer than most other steels.
The handles are magnolia wood with a plastic ferrule.
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.