Rockstead SHIN-ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" ZDP189 Mirror Finish Blade, Aluminum Handles


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The 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 SHIN is the larger version of the Rockstead KOU model. It features a 3.5" ZDP-189 mirror finish blade and aluminum handles with stingray inlays. 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 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. 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: 4.875"
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.145"
  • Blade Material: ZDP-189 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Blade Finish: Mirror
  • Handle Thickness: 0.62"
  • Handle Material: A6063 Hard Anodized Aluminum with Stingray Inlays
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 5.3 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 420069

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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
Semi-Custom 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.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Rockstead SHIN-ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" ZDP189 Mirror Finish Blade, Aluminum Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Rockstead SHIN-ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" ZDP189 Mirror Finish Blade, Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Sam E
Las Vegas
Jan 06, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Absolutely Great
This knife "blows me away", great workmanship, beautifully polished blade, razor sharp.You have to handle this knife to fully appreciate it, pictures don't do it justice. I own about 125 high end knives, microtechs,striders, etc and none even come close to this knife. I just ordered my 2nd one. Worth every penny and then some.
Rockstead SHIN-ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" ZDP189 Mirror Finish Blade, Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Zürich Switzerland
Feb 13, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Rockstead Shin
The most beautiful and shrap Knife i ever had in my Hands! Of corse, its not a handmade Collector Knife, but the Fit, Finish and Handle are just Excellent! And the Shape of the Blade is Perfect like the Mirror Polish on it.


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