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Rockstead HIGO-M-DLC Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" YXR7 DLC Polished Blade, Micarta Handles

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Manufacturer: Rockstead Knives
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Rockstead Knives are, in our opinion, some of the best knives available on the market. With Rockstead's meticulous craftsmanship and unique designs, this semi-custom folder is worth the premium price tag. The HIGO-M-DLC folder features a 3.5" YXR7, DLC coated blade with Micarta handles. The opening action is smooth with a solid liner lock to securely keep the blade locked in place. The incredible mirror finish is achieved by heat treating the blade and gradually hand grinding through 400, 600, 800, 1,200 and 2,000 grits wet-dry sandpaper. This is very intense and time-consuming because if any scratches occur during this process, the blade must be sent back to the previous step for refinishing. Once this is complete, the blade will be buffed for the final finish. The folks at Rockstead have mastered this process to give the knife a beautiful finish and sharp edge like no other. The HIGO-M-DLC comes with a black leather belt pouch with a slot to hold the included torx-style wrench. Each knife is individually numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity.

With proper maintenance, Rocksteads are known to keep a sharp edge for 2-3 years. Rockstead Knives come with free sharpening and regrinding. You would be responsible for shipping charges to and from Japan.

Be sure to register your Rockstead Knife here.
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Closed Length: 4.75"
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Material: YXR7 with DLC (Diamond Like Coating)
  • Blade Hardness: 65 HRC (approximate)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Blade Finish: Mirror
  • Handle Thickness: 0.64"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: No Pocket Clip
  • Sheath: Black Leather Belt Pouch
  • Weight: 4.6 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 084093

Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Nick K
Feb 18, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Before actually seeing one of these knives, one wonders what's so great about them. Then you take a look, and handle one. It's the execution and the fit and finish. Pretty much unmatched. This one is also very understated. Be aware that this model does not come with the box, but with the sheath and decorative pouch. No pocket clip, which was a plus for me.
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