Rockstead HIGO-X-IW-ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" ZDP-189 Mirror Finish Blade, Ironwood Handles

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Rockstead Knives are, in our opinion, some of the best production 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-X-IW-ZDP folder features a 3.5" ZDP-189, mirror finish blade and ironwood 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-X-IW-ZDP 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.

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  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Closed Length: 4.75"
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Material: ZDP-189 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Blade Finish: Mirror
  • Handle Thickness: 0.59"
  • Handle Material: Ironwood
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: No Pocket Clip
  • Sheath: Black Leather Belt Pouch
  • Weight: 4.6 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 084077

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.
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.
ZDP-189 Steel
ZDP-189 Steel
Has an extremely high carbon and chromium content allowing for exceptional sharpness and durability. With this hardness comes decreased corrosive properties.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Urs L
Switzerland, Zürich
Feb 10, 2015
Super knife !
Perfect and amazing knife ! Blade very very sharp, unbelievable.
5 out of 5
Dec 31, 2014
Superb folding knife
Excellent and perfect folding knife. Super design and very good material. The blade (sharpness) is also excellent. It's a pure pleasure to have it in my Hands, to open it and also of course to use it.
5 out of 5
Illinois, USA
Apr 30, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Just a whole new experience
I hesitated before I pulled the trigger to purchase this knife. How do I justify this purchase? The more I pondered, the less I was prone to purchase one. Then I had the opportunity to handle one and I was astonished with the fit and finish, the ergonomics, the beauty and the ungodly sharpness of a Rockstead knife. When I received this Higo with the iron wood handle I was not disappointed. It is hard to believe that this is a production knife. It is more impressive than any of my custom knives. And it cuts better than any knife I have ever handled. This is a whole new experience. I cannot be more delighted.
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