Rockstead HIGO II TI-ZDP (M) Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" ZDP-189 Mirror Finish Blade, Matte Titanium Handles
RSHIGOIITIZDPM: HIGO II TI-ZDP (M) - Matte
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 II folder features minor changes to the HIGO JH design, mainly these beautifully milled titanium scales. The blade is still 3.5" of ZDP-189 steel with a mirror finish and the best edge in the business. This knife has a blade angle of 30° near the half, and 24° near the top with one continuous, gradually reducing angle connecting them. This reducing blade angle is a product of Rockstead's continuing pursuit of superior sharpness. The opening action is smooth with a solid titanium 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 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 HIGO II TI-ZDP comes with a right-hand, tip-up pocket clip and 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: 3.50" (89 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.75" (121 mm)
- Overall Length: 8.25" (210 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
- Blade Material: ZDP-189 Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate)
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Convex
- Blade Finish: Mirror Polished
- Handle Thickness: 0.59"
- Handle Material: Titanium, Matte
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
- Weight: 4.9 oz. (138 g)
- Made in Japan
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.
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.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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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