The scales are connected by just two screws the allows for easy disassembly for cleaning. The opening action is smooth with a solid frame lock to securely keep the blade locked in place. 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. 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. Rockstead Knives come with free sharpening and regrinding.
Blade Material: ZDP-189 Stainless Steel. Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate). Handle Material: A7075 Hard Anodized Duralumin. Pocket Clip: Tip-Down, Right Carry.
The item "Rockstead HIGO JH ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3.5 ZDP-189 Mirror Polish Blade" is in sale since Thursday, July 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "kashirrrr" and is located in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.