Rockstead TEI-DLC Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" YXR7 DLC Black Polished Blade, Aluminum Handles
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 TEI-DLC folder features a 3.5" YXR7 steel, DLC polished blade and durable anodized 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: 8.375"
- Blade Thickness: 0.14"
- Blade Material: YXR7 Carbon Steel
- Blade Hardness: 64 HRC (approximate)
- Blade Style: Clip Point
- Blade Grind: Convex
- Blade Finish: DLC (Diamond Like Coating), Black Polished
- Handle Thickness: 0.62"
- Handle Material: A6063 Hard Anodized Aluminum with Stingray Inlays
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
- Weight: 5.4 oz.
- Made in Japan