Rockstead RYO H-ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3.125" ZDP-189 Mirror Finish Blade, Black Titanium Handles


Part #: RSRYOHZDP | Rockstead Knives
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The Rockstead RYO H-ZDP folding knife features a 3.125" ZDP-189 steel, mirror finish blade and DLC titanium handles. The opening action is incredibly smooth while the lock keeps the blade securely open. The RYO H-ZDP is the first Rockstead model with the conceal slip design. This allows to you to hide the pocket clip for more comfortable use and handling.

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. 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. Feels extremely comfortable and solid in the hand. Individually numbered.

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: 3.125"
  • Overall Length: 7.75"
  • Blade Material: ZDP-189
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: "Honzukuri" Convex
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate)
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Handle Coating: DLC (Diamond Like Coating)
  • Weight: 4.37 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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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Loc T.
Mar 03, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Rockstead RYO
This is the ultimate gentlemans knife. Just gorgeous and razor sharp! Opens and close like glass. Lock up is rock solid. Pocket clip is awesome, makes a tone that's like music to my ears. Rockstead attention to detail is second to none! Looks small but has weight for its size. very happy with my purchase. Will be putting this blade to use! Thanks knifecenter!
5 out of 5
George Y.
New Jersey
May 26, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Wow! A+++ for Rockstead and for !!!
This is my second Rockstead and certainly not my last. I already have the recently discontinued "KOU" model and was so impressed that I wanted another Rockstead, but with a different all around "personality".The "RYO" is a new release from Rockstead and is simply superb in every way - from the innovative clip system, to the exceptional blade and handles. It's expensive but it once its in hand the price is easy to justify. The size, weight and balance are ideal for "gentleman carry" and the legendary Rockstead sharpness is very likely the best on the was a pleasure to deal with from the initial order to the quick delivery. They have well earned my future business.
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