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Reate Knives 2015 Horizon High-end Series

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by ReaTe, May 8, 2015.

  1. ReaTe


    Feb 15, 2014
    2015 Horizon High-end Series — (Horizon Ti & CF)

    Manual open, Multi-row ball bearing system 3-D machined Titanium handle

    Specification :
    Blade Thickness: 0.157" Blade Material: Bohel M390
    Blade Length: 3.75" Hardness:60-62
    Overall Length: 8.74" Handle Material: 6AL4V Titanium
    Clip&pivot Material: 6AL4V Titanium (anodized) Weight: 180g, CF: 155g
    Locking: Frame Lock

    Hi guys, here are some brief introduction of Horizon-D (Horizon Ti & CF)

    We use flat grinding instead of hollow grinding, which makes the blade stronger. The process of blade surface finishing, the satin finishing, the brushing of the upper part and finely honing of the flute are all done by hand. The line on handle beautifully matches the flute on blade when flipping open. The decorative pattern on the clamp can prevent slippery as well as a shining piont of this knife.



    Now let’s take a look to the small parts. All screws were newly custom made for Reate, all stainless steel and high strength with smoothand bright surface. The pillars were upgraded to 6AL4V titanium with golden anodizing.




    Now let’s see the inside. We make important changes for the inside structure.

    Ball Bearing System

    As for the most important part of the knife,we constantly strive for better. In Horizon-D,we use the newly developed multi-row ball bearing,36 beads, and of curse still black ceramic beads,
    high-strength and never get rusty. And it is no need to talk about the advantage of multi-row ball bearing, you know it.


    Spare parts for Horizon-D


    Reate Knives would like to talk a little bit about one important technique—Freeze Edging Skill

    As the final process for a blade, edging has a great effect on the performance of the knives, after all, the edge part is the main function area when using a knife. Normally, edging is operated on a high-speed running grinding wheel or grinding belt, which produces a very high temperature. Without a cooling system, the temperature on the edge goes up instantly to hundreds of centigrade, when it gets worse, it will burn and leave heat marks on the blade. Tempering or even annealing will happen on area of the edge where the temperature increasing instantly. It will harm the hardness and durability of the blade. That’s why some knives passing the hardness standard test but still easily get worn in actual use.

    Reate Knives are using the freeze edging technique. During grinding, the temperature on the edge is controlled in a certain level of degree, which helps keep the hardness after the heat treating. Therefore, the sharpness and durability of the blade are assured. This helps bring the performance of the material to the best.


  2. brancron

    brancron Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    These look beautiful!

    If I can ask a slightly off-topic question: do you guys have any plans on introducing a folder with a sub-3.5" blade at some point in the future? The reason I ask is that I recently purchased a Reate-built Liong Mah-designed Warrior One, and love the smaller size. I think something like a mini Horizon or a mini District 9 would be in huge demand if it were made.

    Thanks for making great knives.
  3. CharlesIV


    Nov 9, 2009
    Awesome work!
    Whats the price point on these?
  4. JungleJim65

    JungleJim65 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Such a beauty, need to get my hands on 1 of these!
  5. Skywalker1


    Jul 13, 2012
    Oh, boy!
    Let the drooling begin...
  6. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    I have to get my hands on one of these... That's incredible.
  7. CelticCross74

    CelticCross74 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 14, 2013
    amazing! Look like ZT 0801 hybrids! These are made in China yes?
  8. tokerblue


    May 1, 2010
    Those are beautiful knives. Premium materials, great design and really pushing the technology envelope. This is what Chinese companies should strive for.

    Not to mention... TIP UP!
  9. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Okay so now you have my attention!
    Now the important question... Release date?!???
  10. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    The Horizon D CF is just what I've been waiting for, but could you give the ti scale a bronze anodizing? That would really set it off for me.
  11. mastersword


    Aug 19, 2013
    Remarkable! These look great and I can't wait to pick up one of each
  12. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012


    Apr 4, 2007
    I like both of them. But i have to make one criticism and others may or may not disagree. I love the fact that you have added Titanium hardware but I really dont care for the "timascus" like pattern. To me materials that are made to only look like other materials is something you would expect to see i lower end knives. Like plastic made to look like carbon fiber or etched patterns on blades to make them look like damascus when they really arent. These are obviously meant to be a higher tier version of existing models but If I were to buy one I would much rather see the hardware available in a range of colors to suit the individuals tastes rather than a pattern that is used to make the material look like something its not. Hell you could even sell the knives with standard steel hardware but sell all the titanium stuff as a way to personalize your knife and order a "dress up" kit. But if the only option for these is to have titanium parts made to look like timascus I would have to pass on them. Apologies, it to me just doesnt jive with high end knives.
  14. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    Very Nice. Make one with a left-handed clip option and I'll buy one.
  15. poolhustler

    poolhustler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    Look great David. I too would prefer options on the colors of the clips and pivot.

    The anodizing looks ok to me on the clip, but bad on the pivot.
  16. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Really digging these high-end Horizon-D models.

    In my opinion, strong candidates for Knife of the Year or Import Knife of the Year awards at Blade Show next month. Reate is certainly one of the higher end manufacturers in terms of quality.

    I like the Mascus accents in pictures but won't know until my CF comes in next week. At 5.5 ounces the CF weighs just right for a 3.75" blade.

    Horizon-D, at $400, is going to run about $150 more than the Horizon-C so I think it'll have a limited audience.

    Note: You need pictures of the CF lock side and the backspacer.
  17. Rasco

    Rasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Yeah, I'm gonna have to pass at $400.
    But I wish I didn't have to. The Horizon C is easily my favorite in my collection.
    I'm not a huge CF fan.

    Congrats to all who scored one from FHCK.com this afternoon.

    Reate continues to really impress me and in my opinion is gonna take the industry by storm in 2015/2016. Still got my eye on that darkwashed Hills :)
  18. Rasco

    Rasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    I believe the lock side is the same on both models, yeah....?
    First pic in this topic is both sides of the CF version. Notice the pivot


    Apr 4, 2007
    My only reason for not liking the timascus parts is because it isnt really timascus. Its a nifty anodizing trick. It reminds me of other simulated materials which i really cant equate to high end no matter how good it looks.
  20. bpeezer


    Jan 27, 2013
    I agree. I like creative ano patterns, but I don't like when they appear to mimic timascus.

    Edit to add:
    But these knives still do look amazing. Judging by fort henry, it looks like I already missed the party on these :eek: I was hoping to buy a warrior one, but after seeing these I might have to go for a horizon.

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