Takamura R2 Santoku Knife - 170mm
Online Price $180.99
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.
Hatono-san is a relatively young blacksmith in Echizen Japan
Blade: Hammered damascus-clad VG10 stainless steel
Handle: Oval brown lacquered ho wood
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.