Rockstead HIZEN-DLC Japanese Folding Knife 2.875" YXR7 DLC Polished Blade, Duralumin Handles


Part #: RSHIZENDLC | 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 HIZEN is the smallest folder in Rockstead's lineup. It features a 2.875" YXR7 DLC black mirror finish blade and duralumin handles. The handle scales are connected with just two screws which 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. 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 an extremely sharp edge. 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: 2.875"
  • Closed Length: 4.125"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • 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: 0.45"
  • Handle Material: A7075 Hard Anodized Duralumin
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 2.4 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 02516100

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.
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.
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 HIZEN-DLC Japanese Folding Knife 2.875" YXR7 DLC Polished Blade, Duralumin Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Rockstead HIZEN-DLC Japanese Folding Knife 2.875" YXR7 DLC Polished Blade, Duralumin Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Oct 10, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great for daily carry!
My most carried knife is a small Chris Reeve Inkosi, and I wanted a carbon steel knife in the same size range. This one fit the bill, and has not disappointed! This knife displays excellent fit and finish, and the action straight out of the box is very nice. The blade is beautiful and of course came razor sharp. I have had it a couple of months now and it stays wicked sharp with stropping and has gotten even smoother with use.


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