Rockstead KEI-ZDP Japanese Hunting Knife Fixed 3.625" ZDP-189 Mirror Finish Blade, White Micarta Handles
The Rockstead KEI-ZDP folding knife features a 3.625" ZDP-189 steel, mirror-finish blade with white Micarta handles. 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. The cutouts in the Micarta handles give it good balance while reducing weight. Feels extremely comfortable and solid in the hand. The black leather sheath with Kydex insert has a button snap for secure carry capability. Includes Japanese style pouch and certificate of authenticity. Individually numbered.
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.
Be sure to register your Rockstead Knife here.
- Blade Length: 3.625"
- Closed Length: 4.5"
- Overall Length: 8.125"
- Blade Thickness: 0.125"
- Blade Material: ZDP-189
- Blade Finish: Mirror Finish
- Blade Hardness: About 67 HRC
- Handle Material: White Micarta
- Handle Thickness: 0.655"
- Weight: 3.7 oz.
- Made in Japan