Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Rockstead TEI-DLC lives up to its reputation for quality and existence
The Rockstead TEI-DLC is a tremendous knife that you can put into a pocket or into a belt carrier. It is easily carried but the unusual quality or "soul" of the knife is that it has the aura of a large Japanese Sword. Realizing the blade is a folding blade and it is not fixed it still commands my attention as a remarkable sword. Undoubtedly the videos of this knife cutting hundreds of perfect sections of rope go a long way of speaking to and supporting my sword characterization and the durable nature of this folder. The knife itself is unlike any other that I have seen. It is true about the fabled quality and finish of the knife and the blade finish is actually incredible. Rockstead has in my opinion correctly categorized and titled this knife as their "Flagship" and it is. If you want to go the extra distance in the purchase of a knife you can do no wrong and possibly no better than with the TEI. It is that good.