Rockstead UN-ZDP Japanese Fixed 5.5" ZDP-189/VG10 Clad Mirror Finish Blade, Blue Tetsukon Silk Wrapped Handle - UN-ZDP-TETSUKON
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.
Be sure to register your Rockstead Knife here.
- 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
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.
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.
Has an extremely high carbon and chromium content allowing for exceptional sharpness and durability. With this hardness comes decreased corrosive properties.
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