Rockstead Knives are, in our opinion, some of the best knives available on the market. With Rockstead’s meticulous craftsmanship and unique designs, this semi-custom folder is worth the premium price tag. The SHU-C-ZDP folder features a 3.25″ ZDP-189, mirror-finish blade with blasted flats and lightweight “DLC Prism” (DLCP) coated titanium handles with apricot artwork engravings on both sides. The DLC Prism coating process is the same as DLC coating with some minor differences. The oven is heated to 400 degrees Celsius, achieving a surface hardness near to that of a diamond. The thickness of the coating is 0.3 microns and is used to coat the titanium handles. The cutout in the handle scales provide good ergonomics while the finger choil allows you to choke up on the blade for more precise tasks. The incredible mirror finish is achieved by heat-treating the blade and gradually hand grinding through 400, 600, 800, 1,200 and 2,000 grits 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 included pocket clip can be attached for tip-up, right side carry. Each knife is individually numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity.
With proper maintenance, Rocksteads are known to keep a sharp edge for 2-3 years.
Blade Length: 3.25″
Closed Length: 4.5″
Overall Length: 7.75″
Blade Thickness: 0.125″
Blade Material: ZDP-189 Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate)
Blade Style: Drop Point
Blade Grind: Convex
Blade Finish: Mirror
Handle Thickness: 0.48″
Handle Material: Titanium with Apricot Artwork Engravings
Handle Coating: DLC Prism (DLCP)
Locking Mechanism: Button Lock
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
Weight: 3.4 oz.
Made in Japan