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 high-carbon stainless steel chef knife designed to cut produce and boneless meats.
Pros: Sharpness, ambidextrous handle, easy to hone.
Cons: Mirror polish prone to scratches
The Tsunehisa line of knives are hand-made in Tosa, Japan.
The blades are polished damascus-clad AUS10 Japanese steel. HRC ~60
The handles are riveted pakka wood.
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.