In addition to having your knife performance tuned (sharpened & straightened) before it ships, you will received a coupon for complimentary re-sharpening of your knife (a $10-$16 value). We also extend the manufacturers warranty to discount repair of damage caused by the user.
This is a food prep knife designed for users who value maximum edge retention and who can exercise great care to prevent the edge from chipping.
Pros: Sharpness, edge retention, mostly stain-free, ambidextrous handle, easy to keep sharp.
The Tsunehisa line of knives are hand-made in Tosa, Japan, by different teams of skilled craftsmen.
The blades are Aogami #2 steel (aka blue #2) with a nishiji finish
The handles pakka wood and triple-riveted to a full tang.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and the blades can chip if not handled carefully. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust and corrode if not dried promptly and kept dry.