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Rockstead Knowledge Thread

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by bladeninja, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    I found the Ritsu for sale online. It's only $1,850.00!
     
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  2. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    I know:eek: But it's just so darn beautiful looking!
     
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  3. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Price is outrageous but boy is that a nice looking knife if I've ever seen one! Instant grail knife for me.
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  4. brandoak

    brandoak

    Aug 1, 2015
    Very strange lanyard hole to match the strange blade fuller hole....wonder if Hinderer is making accessories that fit into them yet? :D
     
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  5. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    ???
     
  6. brandoak

    brandoak

    Aug 1, 2015
    Thinking about putting a bail for a lanyard on my Higo.....stay tuned I got something cookin...I think it will look real nice...
     
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  7. brandoak

    brandoak

    Aug 1, 2015
    I think it turned out ok..

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  8. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Atrocious...
     
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  9. brandoak

    brandoak

    Aug 1, 2015
    :( oh well, I tried..
     
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  10. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Well, if you like it don't be :(
     
  11. EDCUK

    EDCUK

    1
    May 26, 2018
    Hi Ladies & Gentlemen

    I'm asking for a huge favour , OK Im begging ....

    I'm seriously considering a DON ZDP but its the only fixed blade Rockstead, which has a semi integral handle.

    DONT get me wrong its just from a strength point I really prefer full integral

    So im asking If possible could someone post a picture of a DON-ZDP without the micarta handle,

    Thanks in advance
     
  12. jeremy1517

    jeremy1517

    776
    Sep 11, 2012
    Are there any aftermarket pocket clips available for a Higo?
     
  13. brandoak

    brandoak

    Aug 1, 2015
    I've never come across one, maybe someone else has....the simplistic clip seems to be a common complaint among people considering the purchase of a Rocky. I have found that the clip works very well and is very sturdy in design, probably more so than CRK.
    I think designing an aftermarket milled clip for the Rockstead would be a task in its own right, I cant imagine trying to match or compliment the flowing seashell scales of the Higo or rayskin on the other models...
     
  14. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    The Shu first, then found a Kou...incredible knives...

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  15. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Did you remove the black ink from the Shu's engraving?
     
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  16. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
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  17. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    Mine didn't have any black
     
  18. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    It looks like your handles are polished, while mine are the same matte finish all the way around
     
  19. Dingle1911

    Dingle1911

    755
    Nov 28, 2005
    I wanted to thank everyone who replied to this thread. Last weekend I read through all. 73 pages. I was very close to ordering an ironwood Chou, but because of the information provided here I don't think a Rockstead is for me at this time. I have 2 major concerns, one is the hassle to send it back to Japan for sharpening with questionable results, and two what if it is unimaginablely sharp then my other knives will seem inadequate and I will feel the need to buy more Rockstead.
     
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  20. victorf

    victorf

    311
    Aug 23, 2014
    This thread is like most threads on the internet....got to take it with a grain of salt. Especially, when these so called "experts" having non technical background or profession.

    When comes to resharpening a Rockstead, especially someone says they hear it from a friend of a friend or amateurish sharpening video and such ... well, we can draw our own conclusions.

    To answer your questions:

    1. Suggest google "jerzeedevil" and "Nemoknivesreview" - both demonstrated with documented long term use/abuse, as well as sent back to Japan for resharpen service.

    2. Only you can justify. I personally have Shin, Tei, ironwood Chou, ironwood Higo, Shun and Ryo at the moment.

    Might not help you in your Rockstead decision but some food for thought!
     
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