Rockstead Knives – CHI – ZDP 189


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker 
Handle Material: 6063S Aircraft Aluminum
Blade Steel: ZDP 189
Blade Length: 3  1/4″
OAL: Open 7
Sheath: Presentation Box
Guard: Integral

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 ROCKSTEAD KNIVES are easily recognized in an elite group of Production / Custom knives. They utilize the worlds most advanced machining tools and create parts to amazingly tight tolerances, but their small staff do all processing of the blades by hand. The factory-custom-knife is completely different from the mass-production-knife in  quality and fit & finish. 

   Fort Henry Custom Knives is Proud to be a Direct Dealer for Rockstead Knives in the United States

~ Direct from the Maker ~ 

This is Rockstead’s CHI model 

A Perfectly Ground blade of Solid ZDP 189 steel .  I have seen thousands of knives ~ this knife has the most perfect Mirror Polished  blade that I have ever seen. This is the Only Rockstead Model that offers a Modified Tanto Blade 

Rockstead uses the most modern equipment to maximize the qualities of the Blades –  be it the perfect grind or the Heat Treat of the Steel! 

 Here is but one Video that shows the amazing ability of Rockstead’s knives, a combined effort of the High Quality Blade Steel, Expert Heat Treat and the unique Honzukuri shaped blade! 

The blade Floats open effortlessly, perfect detent and excellent secure lock up. 

   The handles are precision cast Aluminum with a Black/HV400 Surface Coating.  Both sides have beautiful Stingray inlays in key areas to help insure a positive Grip.

Very few of each Model are made and Each knife is Serial Numbered.

The ergonomics on this Knife are wonderful – Traction Ridges on the Frame and Thumb Ridges on the Spine aid the security but are still very comfortable.   

The Pocket clip is set for Tip Up carry. Extremely impressive all the way around, a folder that looks great and would be a pleasure to use. 

Provided with a Presentation Wooden Box and all paperwork.

If you want to experience the near perfection of what Man and Machine can accomplish in a knife ~ you need to own a Rockstead.

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in