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.
Blade: 63-layer Damascus-clad SG2 powdered forging steel. 210mm.
Handle: Heptagonal pakka wood with mosaic pin
Saya: Laminated Bocote
The Zuion line is the best from Seki Kanetsugu, a factory open since 1918 in the heart of the Japanese knife-making city of Seki. We discovered them at the Seki Outdoor Knife Festival in 2013 and have admired their products ever since.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.