Rockstead RYO H-ZDP Folding Knife Blue Ti (3.125" Polish) Sinkevich

Item #BHQ-75562
Our Price: $1,810.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length: 7.75"
  • Blade Length: 3.125"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Material: ZDP-189
  • Hardness: 67 RC
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Convex
  • Finish: Polish
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.625"
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Color: Blue
  • Weight: 4.37 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Brand: Rockstead
  • Model: Ryo
  • Model Number: RYO-H
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

This Rockstead RYO H-ZDP knife has a stunning blue titanium handle with a true mirror-finished sheepsfoot blade.

The Ryo folding knife is an exciting new model from Rockstead that features a Higonakami blade shape, which is based on the classic Japan knife. It has a convex ground ZDP-189 steel blade and DLC coated titanium handle. An innovative "concealed clip" on the Ryo eliminates discomfort associated with a regular pocket clip by retracting into the handle. The Ryo is yet another great model we look forward to receiving later this year.

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Customer Reviews

Outstanding in every way but one
Greg W. on Jul 13, 2020

The workmanship and quality of this knife upholds the extremely high standard that Rockstead has earned for years now. The RYO is priced very high, but for a reason, and when you handle it you see why. Every millimeter of this knife is obsessed over and executed with the utmost precision. This is in a class unto itself. Very shiny, so fingerprints tend to mess up the aesthetics, but only because this is a knife that feels like it should be used. It is butter smooth (not drop shut smooth), and locks into place with authority, without any need to use an inordinate amount of strength to unlock it. The receding pocket clip is probably the only item on the design that I would say has any major flaws. Being a clip located on the spine, it is difficult to seat in some pockets, and its location and tight tolerances make it a bit tricky to get out, as if you apply any pressure to the clip, it cinches down very tightly, and with it being a deep carry clip and slightly turned in the pocket due to its location on the knife, it is a bit awkward to remove by grabbing the frame. I'd dock the review for this, but it is serviceable, and the fact that you can push it back down into the frame and not use it makes it easier to live with. A clip on the side would have interrupted the design and compromise it's look too much. One item of note - it currently states this is a Sinkevich design, however it is not. The SHUN is, but not the RYO (verified with the designer) Overall, I would say this is worth the cost and a very satisfying purchase and carry, although the price puts this well out of reach for most. If you have the means, and you appreciate precision Japanese craftsmanship, this is one you should at the very least have on your short list.

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