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 maximum edge retention and who can exercise great care to prevent the edge from chipping.
The Tsunehisa line of knives are hand-made in Sakai, Japan, by different teams of skilled craftsmen.
The blades are Aogami Super steel (aka blue super) with a hammered kurouchi finish
The handles pakka wood and triple-riveted to a full tang.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.