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NKD Reate kinda disappointed.

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What do you guys think is going on with this blade. I just opened a Reate K2. There is a few hairline scratches and staining or something else going on with the blade. I don't think it's rust?

Can anyone explain this? Won't come off with a new microfiber cloth.





 

Dadpool

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Did you try cleaning with iso? Alcohol

I'd also consider a tiny spot of toothpaste (rubbed around a bit) and a rinse. It may sound like I'm being facetious, but I'm completely serious; toothpaste is kind of like "very mild Flitz" and sometimes it works nicely. :)
 
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Any good metal polish . See if it cleans up .

Still hate it ? Return it !
 
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I wouldn't mind if it was a cheaper knife or a user. This one was going to go in my keeper collection. Don't want to settle on not being a perfectly looking blade.
 

unwisefool

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I'd just send it back and ask them to check the replacement before they send it out.
 
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I'd just send it back and ask them to check the replacement before they send it out.

That's what I'm going to do. Bought it from Chicago Knife works. I emailed them waiting for a reply.

I just wish I knew whats wrong with it.
 
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If you do any cleaning or polishing make sure you go in the same direction as those grind lines only or youll really scratch it up bad. its the 1 thing i hate about Reates satin finish and wont buy any more.
 

Kmikaz3

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its the 1 thing i hate about Reates satin finish and wont buy any more

It is not only Reate but every satin grind with those lines. I had a sebbie brand new in satin grind, scratched up while cuting some boxes. Then, tried to touch up those scratches with fine grid sandpaper and ended up mirror polishing because other scratches are developing and the satin was getting more and more polished.

If you’re not satisfied, just send it back as is without any tinkering if it’s not a keeper. If it is, go nuts with it and make it your own.
 
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