"Rosie" | The Rosella EDC Pocket Knife - Koi Knives
"Rosie" | The Rosella EDC Pocket Knife - Koi Knives
"Rosie" | The Rosella EDC Pocket Knife - Koi Knives
"Rosie" | The Rosella EDC Pocket Knife - Koi Knives

"Rosie" | The Rosella EDC Pocket Knife

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Please note - this product is not currently available to order.
There is only in existance and we won't part with it because we love it too much. 
If you would like to be notified when it is available please contact ramon@koiknives.com

Scientific genus: Platycercus
Indigenous names: yukap/yukip (tjapwurrung, eastern djadjawurrung), warren, kuitj kuitj, kut kut (tjapwurrung, western djadjawurrung)
Koi name: Rosie the Rosella

Go into nearly any kitchen in Australia and you will no doubt find a Rosella -whether that be on a soup, biscuit tin or bottle of sauce. Outside the kitchen, Australia is home to many species of vibrantly coloured rosella, including Crimson, Eastern, Western, Northern, Pale-headed, and Green Rosellas. 

 So, there is probably one living near you!

There are generally three types of cheek colouring: white, yellow and blue. The Northern, Pale-headed and Eastern Rosellas have white cheeks, the Western Rosellas have yellow cheeks, and the Green and Crimson have blue cheek patches.

Knife Specs

Blade Length: 87mm | Overall Length: 206mm | Folded Length: 118mm Blade Thickness: 2.5mm | Weight: 129g

Bird Specs
Diet: 
Herbivore
Average Lifespan In Captivity: 
Up to 27 years
Wingspan: 38 to 45 cm (15 to 18 inches)
Weight: 
 368 to 453g (13 to 16 ounces)

A bushfire has let its embers fall
onto your back
they cling there still red and black
but when the light is slanting
low on each feather of your stretched out wing
there shines a narrow rim of green the bush
begins again and grows in flight
your breast curves smooth as blood
and on your cheek beneath each eye you hold
a patch of powdered blue
in case towards the ending of your days
you must occupy a smaller space
and deep in the hollow of an enclosing trunk
that patch of ice clear sky will burn
and you will soar again and dive and twist away
to leave only that pure note that cracks
a clear morning between mountain trees.
Genevieve Osborne.

For Australian customers:

We offer $9 flat-rate Shipping Australia-wide.

For all domestic orders, we use Australia Post where current delivery times are 2 to 5 days.

If the knife is for a birthday, give us a call and we will upgrade to express at no additional cost.

For overseas customers:

We offer $29AUD flat-rate shipping for all regions (larger orders are rewarded by keeping the shipping cost fixed).

For overseas shipping, we use DHL or TNT, the two biggest transport companies in the world (The German's versus the Dutch). Delivery times tend to vary from a week to a month, however we do provide tracking information for clarity.

Any issues or problems let us know. If it doesn't arrive then we will refund you or re-make and re-send.

Koi knives are made by a small team passionate about what they make.

We do not have a full warranty for everything.

We make the knife and we are responsible for how the product is made. If there are any product issues related to how it’s made we take full responsibility.

Once you take the knife you are responsible for looking after it. To be clear we look at how other passionate makers work with their clients - like those who make Ferraris.

If you invest in a Ferrari you need to take care of it, wash it, service every so often. You need to treat it with love, with the same passion it was made.

If you buy a Ferrari, ignore reading the manual, drive around your local cow farm through the mud and undulating landscape. Leave it by the seaside where the salt comes in from the sea. Don’t service your car. What will happen?

Can you bring it back to the car dealership 6 months later and ask for a refund? What would they do??

We are no different. If it’s a product problem we will fix it or we will replace it at no charge. If you don’t look after your knife then it’s your responsibility.  If it needs to be fixed (due to the negligence of the knife holder) then we will tell you what is costs.

Hopefully this makes sense.

Please care for your knife with the passion that your knife is made with.

A very good question. Here's a short answer.

What not to do?

Don't put it in the dishwasher or leave it in a sink full of water as this can lead to corrosion. We also recommend against cutting on a glass chopping board as this is terrible for the blade (can lead to chipping).

What to do?

Our knives have a high carbon concentration meaning they are harder at the edge. This means less honing is needed (i.e. sharpening with your rod at home or in the kitchen).

With this type of steel you should have it sharpened by a sharpener (ideally on a whetstone to stop the steel heating). How often varies depending on usage however most people do it every 3-6 months.

To summarise, less honing and more stoning.

If you need help finding a sharpener near you, give us a bell and we will do our best to assist.

Here's a little more detail from our blacksmith Shannon...

Tax for Australian customers:

Australia is easy. We charge 10% GST (which is included in the price). 

Tax for overseas customers:

Rest of the world is a little more complicated. To date, we have experienced very few tax issues at customs however we're happy to talk with you if you're unsure (and we can pass on what has happened for knives sent to the same region in the past).

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