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Rockstead CHOU-B Japanese Neck Knife 1.875" YXR7 DLC Polished Blade, Red Silk Wrapped Handle, Kydex Sheath - CHOU-B-RED


Part #: RSCHOUBRED | 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 compact semi-custom neck knife is worth every penny. The CHOU-B neck knife features a 1.875" YXR7, DLC polished blade and a silk wrapped handle. Its slim compact profile makes it virtually unnoticeable when carrying around your neck or in your pocket. 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 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 CHOU-B neck knife fits nice and snug in the include Kydex sheath.

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: 1.875"
  • Overall Length: 4.75"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.145"
  • Blade Material: YXR7 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 65 HRC (approximate)
  • Blade Style: Trailing Point
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Blade Finish: DLC (Diamond Like Coating), Black Polished
  • Handle Thickness: 0.33"
  • Handle Material: Silk Wrapped
  • Sheath: Kydex
  • Weight: 2 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 084078

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.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
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.
Rockstead CHOU-B Japanese Neck Knife 1.875" YXR7 DLC Polished Blade, Red Silk Wrapped Handle, Kydex Sheath5.000 (1 review)
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Rockstead CHOU-B Japanese Neck Knife 1.875" YXR7 DLC Polished Blade, Red Silk Wrapped Handle, Kydex Sheath
5 out of 5
Denver, CO.
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Materials, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Finish, None
Sweet little EDC
It's light, super-compact, beautiful and very sharp. I was afraid to use it for awhile because I didn't want to ruin the beautiful finish. The odd blade shape means I need to practice some when cutting fruit for lunch but it cuts effortlessly. Adhesive residues from box opening either stick more to the blade, or just drive me crazy because I want the polished blade to remain pristine all the time! All in all, the Chou is an affordable entry into owning some Rockstead awesomeness. I quite like mine.
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