Rockstead KEI-ZDP Japanese Hunting Knife Fixed 3.625" ZDP-189 Mirror Finish Blade, White Micarta Handles
The Rockstead KEI-ZDP folding knife features a 3.625" ZDP-189 steel, mirror-finish blade with white Micarta handles. The mirror finish is achieved by heat treating the blade and gradually hand grinding through 400, 600, 800, 1200 and 2000 grit wet-dry sandpaper. This is very intense and time-consuming because if any scratches were to 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 cutouts in the Micarta handles give it good balance while reducing weight. Feels extremely comfortable and solid in the hand. The black leather sheath with Kydex insert has a button snap for secure carry capability. Includes Japanese style pouch and certificate of authenticity. Individually numbered.
With proper maintenance, Rocksteads are known to keep a sharp edge for 2-3 years. Rockstead Knives do 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: 3.625"
- Closed Length: 4.5"
- Overall Length: 8.125"
- Blade Thickness: 0.125"
- Blade Material: ZDP-189
- Blade Finish: Mirror Finish
- Blade Hardness: About 67 HRC
- Handle Material: White Micarta
- Handle Thickness: 0.655"
- Weight: 3.7 oz.
- Made in Japan
UPC Code: 194004
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 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.
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.
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.
Has an extremely high carbon and chromium content allowing for exceptional sharpness and durability. With this hardness comes decreased corrosive properties.
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