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Reate Knives 2015 Horizon High-end Series

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

  1. PURPLEDC

    PURPLEDC

    Apr 4, 2007
    I cant say I agree with that either. Id say that would a be a pretty rude move to ask someone to do that. I think it would make more sense to ask USA makers who choose to outsource to asia to bring their whole operation stateside. Otherwise its pretty hypocritical.
     
  2. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Thanks for the laugh!:D

    I didn't know I only had room on my CC for a Horizon-C... I guess the Horizon-D is just too ballin' for me:rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
  3. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    Yes.

    This is how it used to be before. It was called Tariffs, and Tarrifs where used to protect US companies and workers, from what they face now.
    (Most companies have no choice but to manufacture off-Shore to compete)

    As a coincidence, around the same time that changed, the middle class started to fall apart.

    Welcome to 'Globalization' it's a simple idea: More money for those that have more money, and less for those that have less.


    Strange no?
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
  4. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    Oh, and if you think your helping China, India (Fill in a country with cheap abused labor force here) you're not.

    The only people you are helping in those countries are people who are already rich.
     
  5. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Since when are knives made in India?

    Wait... Are we even talking about knives anymore:confused:
     
  6. brancron

    brancron Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    How many employees does Reate have? How much are they paid?
     
  7. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013

    The only thing 'too ballin' for you is the abilty to understand the consequences of your decisions.
     
  8. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    I can't even tell you who designs Reate knives or where exactly they are made or by who.

    That's not the point.
    The point is that for everything made somewhere other then America, it costs an American a good job.

    Unless you think Walmart is a 'good job'.......
     
  9. PURPLEDC

    PURPLEDC

    Apr 4, 2007
    I think we are in preaching politics territory now. Im bowing out.
     
  10. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    Ya, we are, but at a level that's so far beyond what you would understand that I don't expect a reasonable response from you.
     
  11. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    Why do you not care about the politics of this?

    I am staying on the fringes of the political aspect, I have left as much out as I could.

    My question is, why does this aspect not matter to you?

    This is a General aspect of a knife (where it's made) and should be discussed here at this level....
     
  12. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Ahhh! I see what you did there!

    I'll just stop collecting knives and sit in a corner for the rest of my life for owning a Chinese knife...

    :D
     
  13. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    I am glad you feel bad about it now, but that's not my point.

    I just want people to take a look around and start making some better decisions based on what they see....

    I want to see Reate do something crazy and invest in the country that's going to buy their products by opening up shop here.

    Why not?
     
  14. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    My favorite custom maker lives in South Africa...

    Should I ask him to move out here too?

    actually that's not a bad idea! Maybe we could be neighbors!!!
     
  15. PURPLEDC

    PURPLEDC

    Apr 4, 2007
    Well politics breaches the rules for one thing. And its the last subject I want to debate with anyone because just like is happening here it results in insults because two people have different beliefs and what is and isnt reality. I dont agree with your views. And I have argued the topic enough to realize neither of us are going to change each others minds so why raise our blood pressures? Id rather the thread stay on topic and well within the rules as to avoid it getting locked up and thrown out. And that last sentence is the key. It seems to me a certain group of people hate these topics so much that they would rather intentionally derail them and get them thrown away because they cant shut it down any other way.

    And when did you become this way anyways? As early as this past november you were looking for a boker plus. Not exactly the American standard is it? And it doesnt seem good enough that you say your piece, you seem bent on either changing minds or crapping on those who wont convert. And my feelings are if this is a cause you really feel passionate about you are doing less than the absolute bare minimum if this is how you think you are going to make a difference.

    Maybe the person has just as much pride in their own lineage and wishes to remain true to that instead of what you find ideal. News flash, people dont always think like you do and they have no obligation to. And Reate sells globally. Their are other countries with knife enthusiasts besides the USA. Russia was actually the first country to get reate knives. Just because they post here doesnt mean they ONLY post here. You seem to have a very narrow perspective. Another reason I dont care to debate the finer details.
     
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  16. brancron

    brancron Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    So, just to recap: We've gone from people stating with absolute certainty that Reate is taking an inordinately high margin on these knives (despite not knowing anything about their capital costs, manufacturing costs, materials costs, number of employees, what they pay their employees, etc.), to people stating that under no circumstances should you ever be part of any transaction that benefits anyone outside of the borders of the United States. We've officially hit the bottom of the barrel.
     
  17. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    That's a very well written story with no substance. You simply fail to address my concern (it should also be your concern)

    What you must understand is that the fact is, the less American you buy, the less good jobs, or just jobs there are in America.

    As for the Boker+ Urban Trapper, I was looking for info, not the knife.
    It's a cool knife, and if it was American made, I might just own one....
     
  18. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    Your being overly dramatic to help dismiss the facts.

    It's a great tactic, but the point I have made is a very simple one.

    It doesn't have to matter to you, but don't mistake 'not an issue for you' to what it means for the country you live in and for the other people that live in it.

    It's an issue that needs to be more 'on the table' or else we are really going to see the 'bottom of the barrel' as you put it.
     
  19. brancron

    brancron Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    I'm dismissing your overall point because it's false. Read this: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesl...buying-from-china-is-in-fact-buying-american/
     
  20. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014

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