Rockstead DON-ZDP Japanese Fixed 5.56" ZDP-189/VG10 Clad Mirror Finish Blade, Ironwood Handle
This is one of the flagship fixed blades by Rockstead. The DON-ZDP boasts a 5.56" ZDP-189 clad by VG10 steel, mirror-finish blade with an ironwood handle. The mirror finish is achieved by heat treating the blade and gradually hand grinding through 400, 600, 800, 1,200 and 2,000 grit wet-dry sandpaper. Rockstead Knives are incredibly sharp and with enough force, this knife will cut through phone book like butter. 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.
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- Blade Length: 5.56"
- Cutting Edge: 5.27"
- Handle Length: 4.5"
- Overall Length: 10.125"
- Blade Thickness: 0.2"
- Blade Material: ZDP-189 Clad by VG10
- Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate)
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Dual Convex
- Blade Finish: Mirror
- Handle Thickness: 0.86"
- Handle Material: Ironwood with Faux Opal and Silver Inlays
- Sheath: Wood and Leather
- Weight: 8.5 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.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.