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 kitchen knives are known for being one of the best values in high performance cutlery.
A deba knife is used to butcher fish. It is designed to cut through cartilage and navigate around the fish spine and head bones.
Shirogami steel, also known as white steel, is a high-carbon non-stainless steel is engineered to stay sharp longer than most other steels.
The handle is magnolia with a resin collar, D-shaped for right-handed user.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.