Rockstead Knives – HIZEN – ZDP


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: 6063S Aircraft Aluminum
Blade Steel: ZDP 189 w/Mirror Polish
Blade Length: 2  3/4″
OAL: Open 7  1/4
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. 

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

Just Received ~ Direct from the Maker 

This is Rockstead’s HIZEN model ~ an elegant Gentleman’s framelock folder 


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.  

*Hard to photograph but beautiful to examine.

Rockstead Knives HIZEN ZDP

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.  One of the unique attributes of the Hizen is that it has a Replaceable Lock Face! 


   The handles are precision cast Aluminum with a Black/HV400 Surface Coating.  Both sides have a flowing sculpted design to help insure a positive Grip.


Very few of each Model are made, and each one has a Serial Number.  Also, this knife has a unique wide Honzikuri Secondary Bevel. 

Rockstead Knives HIZEN ZDP Blade

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. 

Rockstead Knives HIZEN ZDP Reverse

Provided with a presentation box and all paperwork and a FREE Rockstead Patch


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

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
Type of knife

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