Rockstead NEHAN - ZDP Folding Knife 65mm Titanium Handle (#2 - Artificial Marble (MB))
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The button lock system is a very safe mechanism which is used also in their 秀SHU and 良RYO model.
Two kinds of handle materials are made for this model. 涅槃NEHAN (MB) is "Artificial Marble", which is used for high-end kitchen counters.
涅槃NEHAN(ER) is the "Ebonite", which is used for high-end fountain pens which are very popular amongst fountain pen collectors.
These materials are bound with titanium plate before production. This design is meant to imitate folds of a Japanese Kimono, whilst the thumb stud was designed in the shape of a flower. These heterogeneous materials SIMULTANEOUS PRECISION FINISHING are accumulated technologies by 鈍 DON"s handle manufacturing process.
These external design features are by no means the only elements that reflect the love of detail and the pursuit of perfection, however. The real innovation of the 涅槃 NEHAN is hidden within it and consists of the way in which the two halves of the handle are joined together. This construction was developed by ROCKSTEAD and means no externally visible screws are required as these are contained entirely within the handle. Hence nothing can affect the harmony of the external image. The sheath is also a new design. Whilst the first version of the 涅槃 NEHAN still incorporated a belt loop, the new one has a practical belt clip. The "NEHAN" was designed as a gentleman's knife and is manufactured exclusively using ZDP 189 blade steel. The unique ROCKSTEAD mirror polish and the HONZUKURI blade geometry for maximum performance are a matter of course for this model.
Total Length: 147mm
Blade Length: 65mm
Blade Material: ZDP 189
Hardness: around 67 hrc
Handle Material: Titanium, Artificial Marble (MB) or Ebonite (ER)