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Reate K2 Question

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by SeppukuSamurai, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai

    Aug 19, 2014
    Does anyone know if the K2 has a handground blade?
     
  2. Eagle Scout

    Eagle Scout Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 10, 2010
  3. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai

    Aug 19, 2014
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  4. Eagle Scout

    Eagle Scout Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 10, 2010
    Funny and agreed. Had my K2 with me all day yesterday and saw your post here. A few sources have stated it's hand ground. Hopefully @ReaTe logs into the site at some point. A few of us would like to know either way.

    The grind on my sample is perfectly symmetrical. It's a thing of beauty.
     
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  5. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    The important thing is you bought some K2, whoever is responsible :D
    I could maybe DM them on Instagram and ask.
    /edit: And you can take partial blame, I ended up caving and ordered a Kwaiback. o_O
     
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  6. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai

    Aug 19, 2014
    Could? I hope you meant should. I mean will. I want to know!

    I'm a glutton for hand-ground blades. Some romanticized blacksmithesque scene unfolds in my mind upon even uttering the word. Lol.

    You'll love that Kwaiback. I assure you. It's awesome! Post some pics when you get it in.
     
  7. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I'll send them a message tomorrow when I am at work. And yeah, hand ground/finished certainly has something nice to it. Might be a little...esoteric sounding but it adds a little soul to a knife.
     
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  8. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    That was the reply from Jon who is the Reate distributor for the states.
     
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  9. Eagle Scout

    Eagle Scout Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 10, 2010
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  10. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I'd like to know how they define hand ground. I think it could mean that a swedge is hand ground. Or that the highest grit finishing belt is done by hand. Could mean many things.
    I had a Reate K3 with an asymmetric swedge and I was wishing for the precision of a machine. To each his own.
     
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  11. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai

    Aug 19, 2014
    Nice! Thanks for looking into this. I'd like to know what they consider hand ground as well, primary grind, secondary, etc.

    That's probably asking a lot, lol. I'm very happy with my Reates and this makes me even more so.
     

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