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Rockstead TEI-ZDP Japanese Folding Knife 3-5/8" ZDP189 Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: RSTEIZDP
Manufacturer: Rockstead Knives
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This knife is a flagship of the Rockstead folding knife. The blade is convex on both sides in the tradition of the highly praised Japanese sword. This shape is both sharp and strong, and can still slice paper even after the 1,000 of hemp rope cuts. This knife composed of a beautiful convex surface is wonderful sharpness. You can enjoy its strong cutting capabilities for a long time. For the characteristic of the blade, the angle in the tip of the blade has been continuously changed. In the angle of the edge, handle-side is 30 degrees and top point of the blade is 24 degrees. Please enjoy the difference of the cutting taste. Both sides of blade are composed of the convex surface. The appearance of this blade is called Honzukuri. Sharpness is supreme in this knife though it is unsuitable for rough use.

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Information from Rockstead.
  • Blade Length: 3.66" (93 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.4" (213 mm)
  • Material: ZDP189 (VG10 Clad)
  • Thickness: 0.13" (3.7 mm)
  • Hardness: About HRC 67
  • Handle Material: Aluminum A6063 Hard Anodized Treatment
  • Weight: 5.47 oz. (155 g)
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 084080

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
ZDP-189 Steel
ZDP-189 Steel
Has an extremely high carbon and chromium content allowing for exceptional sharpness and durability. With this hardness comes decreased corrosive properties.
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Marina Del Rey, Ca
Dec 04, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Rockstead TEI-ZDP lives up to its reputation for quality and existence
Other than blade material technology there are not any difference in my estimation between the the Rockstead TEI-ZDP and the TEI_DLC so this review will essentially be the same as my review of the TEI-DLC. A difference in price between these two models does exist. The Rockstead TEI-ZDP s a tremendous knife that you can put into a pocket or into a belt carrier. It is easily carried but the unusual quality or "soul" of the knife is that it has the aura of a large Japanese Sword. Realizing the blade is a folding blade and it is not fixed it still commands my attention as a remarkable sword. Undoubtedly the videos of this knife cutting hundreds of perfect sections of rope go a long way of speaking to and supporting my sword characterization and the durable nature of this folder. The knife itself is unlike any other that I have seen. It is true about the fabled quality and finish of the knife and the blade finish is actually incredible. Rockstead has in my opinion correctly categorized and titled this knife as their "Flagship" and it is. If you want to go the extra distance in the purchase of a knife you can do no wrong and possibly no better with than other folders then the TEI (either ZDP or DLC) is for you. It is that good.
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