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Anyone get the mini horizon d?

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by Johnny brown, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. TomR2

    TomR2

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    May 17, 2015
    Thanks for these TT. Confess I was reading those descriptions through a lens with a bit of wishful thinking installed. I, like Mo2, was hoping for a mini version of the Horizon D with full carbon fiber side. Gather that's not what's coming, now.

    I wonder if the few complaints of voids with CF, were largely concentrated on the radiused edges of CF on models like the K1? By going to inlays, where there's no edge radius exposed, problem avoided - mebbe?

    Have you seen the bronze and/or blue milled scale versions? Any chance they're going to have the cool color variation as was on the K2 milled bronze?
     
  2. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    No, I don't think that's the reason behind the design. I had a K1 with marbled CF and there were a few voids on the flats. Later I got one with regular CF and there were no issues.
    I've seen Spydercos where the CF splintered around the lanyard hole but that's a different issue.
    Seems to me that Reate sourced some lower quality marbled CF. Lesson learned, hopefully.
     
  3. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    No full side carbon fiber version unfortunately.

    Like AF said above, I don't think that's the reason. They have made all Liong Mah's full side carbon fiber knives with beautiful results - Warrior 1, KUF, Tempest, and the inlaid Lanny (one of my favorite knives) and GSD. I suspect it's probably a cost reduction measure. However, I wish they would put out a full CF side on some of their knives. There's no reason they can't get top grade CF from A&J Composites in WA and have it shipped to their factory like Liong does.

    I haven't seen the bronze one yet.
     
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  4. hrf

    hrf

    7
    Aug 10, 2017
    Any chance they'll make some with Mokuti? Was really hoping for a mokuti Damasteel version.
     
  5. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
  6. hrf

    hrf

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    Aug 10, 2017
  7. Johnny brown

    Johnny brown

    182
    Jun 3, 2017
    Release in u.s. estimated dates anyone? I still neeeeeeed one of these!!
     
  8. Otto Carpenter

    Otto Carpenter Gold Member Gold Member

    415
    Jun 24, 2016
    Crickets, Johnny. Nothing listed from the big dealers or Knifenews.com. Maybe Reate is preloading anticipation for a grand deploy.
     
  9. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    The Starboy might be ahead of this one too. Not sure.
     
  10. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    Star Boy and Mini Horizon are shipping together. Any day now.

    After that their schedule is the new Torrent in December then the Tashi designed Mini Machine in January or February.
     
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  11. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Awesome. Has the Torrent been updated?
     
  12. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    Some minor changes apparently but they wont tell us what they are just yet.
     
  13. GrobTheory

    GrobTheory Gold Member Gold Member

    242
    Sep 2, 2016
    I really love the look, the only thing I'm not sure about is the clip, because it almost looks so shallow you could only really use it with dress pants? Or would it work ok with jeans or pants with thicker material? Would love to hear thoughts from owners. Thanks in advance!
     
  14. GrobTheory

    GrobTheory Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 2, 2016
  15. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
  16. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Is the Star Boy smaller than Mini Horizon?

    When is Reate going to make a 2.99 inch folder?
     
  17. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    Yes the Star Boy is smaller than the Mini Horizon. Blade is not by much though, only about 5mm.

    2.99 inches? Not heard of them doing one that small. Are you in an "under 3 inch blade County" or just like a small blade?

    Comparison shot

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    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
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  18. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    I just tried it on a new pair of jeans and it is an easy in and out but I couldn't get it to move jumping up and down. So it seems to hold pretty well.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  19. GrobTheory

    GrobTheory Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 2, 2016
    Thanks!!
     
  20. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    Just ordered the all black version with bronze hardware. Can't wait to get it
     

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