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Rockstead CHOU-IW Fixed Blade 45mm Ironwood Handle


Since its inception over 70 years ago, Rockstead Knives have been producing unique and extremely high performing fixed and folding knives. Rockstead specializes in unorthodox manual machining practices and modern materials to output knives that create a league of their own.

The mirror-polished blade features a symmetrically convexed zero-grind, referred to as “Honzukuri”. This provides both a robust and fine edge, suitable for most daily cutting tasks. The polished YXR-7 blade is hardened to an astounding 65.2 HRC to stay razor sharp for years. The diamond-like coating (DLC) on the blade is as hard as it is thin, protecting the carbon steel from the elements.

This neck knife has Ironwood scales for the handles. Rockstead CHOU models also come with a custom Kydex Sheath, for a versatile and slim carry.

Rockstead knives can be registered online to access their lifetime warranty, and free sharpening programs. Rockstead suggests using their sharpening program exclusively.

Brand: Rockstead
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Fixed Blade
Size: 45mm
Steel Type: Semi Stainless Steel
Steel: YXR-7
Handle: Ironwood
Total Length: 122mm
Edge Length: 45mm
Handle to Tip Length: 57mm
Blade Height: 22mm
Thickness: 3.2mm
Handle Length: 64mm
Weight: 60g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Hardness: ~65HRC
Come with Kydex Sheath

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