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Rockstead SHU CB-ZDP Folding Knife 80mm Titanium Handle (KIKU)


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 SHU is Rockstead’s strong offering in the formal folder category. The high polish blade is the star of this show. Symmetrically ground, with a “zero grind” (HONZUKURI), the blade is made from an astounding ~66 HRC hardened ZDP-189. This provides as much visual intrigue as it does cutting performance, and a long lasting edge.

It doesn't end there for the SHU. The handle is machined in a faux-integral design, bypassing visible handle, and pivot hardware. A chrysanthemum flower motif is laser engraved into the handle, which is then DLC coated for protection from wear. Seamlessly integrated into the show side handle is the button-lock mechanism. This provides the SHU a smooth, hydraulic deployment action, and a rock-solid lockup.

The Rockstead SHU can round up any enthusiasts’ collection in need of a folding knife for formal occasions. It would fit just as well in a suit pocket as it would on the top shelf of a display. It lives up to the brilliant name, and comes together for a utilitarian, and aesthetic package. 

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
Size: 80mm
Steel Type: Semi Stainless Steel
Steel: ZDP-189
Handle: Titanium
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Total Length: 194mm
Edge Length: 77mm
Handle to Tip Length: 82mm
Blade Height: 23.5mm
Thickness: 3.2mm
Handle Length: 113mm
Weight: 100g
Hardness: ~66 HRC
Come with Clip & Kiri Box

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