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Reate Forum Knife?

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by Misanthropia, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Billy Ray Brooks

    Billy Ray Brooks

    214
    Aug 23, 2014
    I am good with any configuration. Every one I have picked up I like, even the blade shape on the hills.
     
  2. ginaz

    ginaz

    643
    Apr 19, 2001
    not a fan of the Hills
     
  3. Redhills

    Redhills

    86
    Aug 30, 2015
    That would be great; I really like my Hills. But I have no problem changing things up to suit those who want something different.
     
  4. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb Gold Member Gold Member

    325
    Feb 12, 2015
    I like the idea of a forum knife, but the hills would probably be my last choice of all the Reate knives made.
     
  5. Anaries

    Anaries Basic Member Basic Member

    270
    Sep 7, 2015
    Yes!!
     
  6. d00mtr33

    d00mtr33

    351
    Sep 4, 2013
    Id love a fancy forum knife. If we have the option to choose things theres a few basics id prefer. Either a m390 blade at 61-62 hrc or if s35vn is cheaper, more readily available then have it at 60-61 hrc but 61-62 is prefered. S35vn was made to be ran a lil harder than s30v and it performs quiye nice at a hardness over 60, even better at 61-62(mist likely will beed cryo). I had a few s35vn blades in that range and its a very nice steel with good wear resistance, takes a keen edge and you pretty much cant tell the difference sharpening it but you can tell it in how well the edge holds. Also id be nice if it was ground lean, undef 0.015 minimum and close to 0.010 ideal. I think we're all big boys here and we're not going to go battoning or chopping with out folders (especially frame or liner locks). But the difference in cutting ability you get from 0.025 to 0.035 average production knives now and 0.010 is very noticeable. Plus it makes it easier to sharpen your knife since your bevel is half as wide. And 0.010, for sure 0.015 is plenty tough for a edc knife used to cut cardboard, wood, plastics and most importantly phonebook paper and arm hair ;). Give a a Hills or a custom patern, whichever, with a carbon fiber (preferably fancy but im not picky) scale for looks and wright refuction and in m390 or hard s35vn and im in no matter the price (if reasonable, I ain't paying over $500 for a knife which usually costs $200 if hills is used no matter how fancy it is) since Reate usually makes a really good knive. Lets make it happen guys.
     
  7. R.palace

    R.palace

    384
    Aug 17, 2014
    Well we can't do much of anything without David chiming in. I sent him a message a small while back telling him to check in and he said he would but I understand he's been busy with the new District 9 and the Valkyrie 2
     
  8. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    We did get this reply. I think the ball is in our court to propose a knife, let David respond with pricing and then go from there...in fact, I think it might be time to start some polls to determine what configuration would have the most interest...
     
  9. tdkfm

    tdkfm

    Oct 9, 2014
    Curious, do you really think there is going to be near enough interest to sell 120? I know the traditional forum hasn't sold the 300 they are making. That probably has a lot more interest, a much lower price, and several people buying multiple. I love the idea, but that concerns me.
     
  10. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    With no responses to the poll I posted after a couple of hours, I'd have to think you might be right, lol.
     
  11. MrDrewBear

    MrDrewBear

    280
    Aug 5, 2014
    I would be interested in a couple especially if its sheepsfoot and micarta....xmas gifts for this year or even next haha
     
  12. tdkfm

    tdkfm

    Oct 9, 2014
    I didn't know you had done the poll.
     
  13. ReaTe

    ReaTe

    432
    Feb 15, 2014
    Hello guys, I am always here with you and read the thread all the time.My Boss David is too busy to reply but I will tell him what have happened. Therefore, if you want to make customized knives what you have to do is make a final decision. Once it is done,we can accept 120pcs knives' order. Then contact me at [email protected]. Thank you very much.

    ------------Reate Knives--------------Cherish
     
  14. tdkfm

    tdkfm

    Oct 9, 2014
    I wonder if there is a way go sticky this on the general forum so people see it more or something like that?
     
  15. SadSappySucker

    SadSappySucker

    Jul 20, 2014
    I would definitely be interested in a horizon or hills with a sheepsfoot blade. Instead of micarta or g10 I would much rather see some unique ano color or pattern. Something like a horizon that is anodized blue with bronze edges and a sheepsfoot blade would be pretty sweet. And, they have already proven that they have the skills to do great factory anodization.
     
  16. R.palace

    R.palace

    384
    Aug 17, 2014
    I like this idea even better
     
  17. footballplayerchris

    footballplayerchris

    250
    Jan 1, 2011
    I voted in the poll and chose Hills simply because we want to keep this as cost effective as possible. The lower the price, the more people that will participate. I do think a micarta handle and sheepsfoot blade would be gorgeous. However, it do think that it would jack the price a bit, since Reate would have to design a new titanium liner/micarta scale side.

    I think doing a unique ano color and sheepsfoot blade would be better, pretty much what SadSappy said. I'm thinking either a red/orange type color or a royal green would be awesome.
     
  18. Billy Ray Brooks

    Billy Ray Brooks

    214
    Aug 23, 2014
    I voted hills
     
  19. packers

    packers

    25
    Nov 4, 2014
    I already have a hills but if it didn't look too similar I would by one
     

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