Rockstead UN-ZDP Japanese Fixed 5.5" ZDP-189/VG10 Clad Mirror Finish Blade, Burgundy Azuki Silk Wrapped Handle - UN-ZDP-AZUKI


Part #: RSUNZDPAZUKI | Rockstead Knives
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The flagship fixed blade by Rockstead, the UN-ZDP boasts a 5.5" ZDP-189/VG10 steel, mirror-finish blade with a silk cord wrapped handle. The handle of the UN-ZDP is removable, allowing the handle to be interchangeable. 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. Each knife is individually numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. Includes wooden storage box.

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.

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  • Blade Length: 5.5"
  • Cutting Edge: 5.25"
  • Handle Length: 4.5"
  • Overall Length: 10.125"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.2"
  • Blade Material: ZDP-189/VG10
  • Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Blade Finish: Mirror
  • Handle Thickness: 0.78"
  • Handle Material: Silk Cord Wrap
  • Sheath: Wood and Leather
  • Weight: 8.7 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 084080

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.
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.
Rockstead UN-ZDP Japanese Fixed 5.5" ZDP-189/VG10 Clad Mirror Finish Blade, Burgundy Azuki Silk Wrapped Handlerated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Rockstead UN-ZDP Japanese Fixed 5.5" ZDP-189/VG10 Clad Mirror Finish Blade, Burgundy Azuki Silk Wrapped Handle
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San Ramon, Ca
Dec 14, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Perfectionist's knives
Rockstead quality is impressive. I feel comfortable saying aloud that Rockstead makes the finest quality production knives in the world. Beautiful design, epitome performance, and masterful execution. The Un is like a delicious little sword, where the mirror polish and blade grinds are displayed on a larger pallet (vs smaller models) and can be appreciated like the finest indulgence. So yeah, I recommend this knife. Tom in Customer Support has sold me on as a quality vendor, as well.


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