Rockstead HIGO-JH-DLC Japanese Folding Knife 3.5" YXR7 DLC Polished Blade, Duralumin Handles


Part #: RSHIGOJHDLC | 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 semi-custom folder is worth the premium price tag. The HIGO-JH-DLC folder features a 3.5" YXR7, DLC polished blade and duralumin handles. The scales are connected by just two screws the allows for easy disassembly for cleaning. The opening action is smooth with a solid frame 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 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: 8.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Material: YXR7 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 65 HRC (approximate)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Blade Finish: DLC (Diamond Like Coating), Black Polished
  • Handle Thickness: 0.455"
  • Handle Material: A7075 Hard Anodized Duralumin
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down, Right Carry
  • Weight: 3.6 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 084119

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.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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5 out of 5
Nov 20, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, None
Cons: Handle Material
Amazing pocket knife - best one of all I've purchased
I'm a collector and none of the knives purchased are ever put to a hard use other than for a simple utility purposes. Having said that, I do appreciate quality in products and definitely have some expectations. Some are better than others regardless of their price; i.e. Spyderco and Kizers to Hinderers, and now this knife. Having said that, this piece is amazingly sharp and beautiful out of the box. And the presentation is beyond what I've expected: From the bamboo (i think it's made of bamboo) box it's encased in to the packaging material used and final touch with the documentation and the microfibre clothe are just well thought out and executed.
5 out of 5
Joshua C
Page, Az
Oct 18, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, None
Great knife glad i bought it
So I think I'll start with the con's. 1. The pocket clip is a bit cheap for a knife in this range, it is nice but not as nice as it should be on a really high end blade. 2 I feel like the handle is a bit slippery and not the most ergonomic design. Its gonna work though. The good, is far easier to point out. It is as sharp out of the box as a blade I sharpened myself, that's great because I have to sharpen even spyderco knives when I buy them for me to be happy useing them. I really like the pattern on the handle and I like the old school drop point shape. This is the only convex ground blade in my collection other than some openels and some I made myself, I do like it a lot! all in all it is a great knife can't wait to see how this YXR7 steel holds up!
5 out of 5
Ty G
Utah usa
Sep 28, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
The sharpest knofe ever!
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