Reate Knives 2017 high-end knife: K-1

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by ReaTe, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. ReaTe


    Feb 15, 2014
    Our New model K-1 knife which designed by Solo Jack finally came out. We would like to share the details about this model here with you.

    Ceramic ball bearing system
    Blade Length : 3.8”
    Blade Thickness:0.157"
    Overall Length:8.8’’
    Blade Material: RWL34 (Made by Damasteel company)
    Handle Material:6AL4V Titanium
    Inlay Material : Marble Carbon Fiber/ Carbon Fiber
    Weight:4.93 oz
    Locking:Frame Lock

    We always aim to make more and more high quality knives as well as try new things. This is our first time to use RWL34 which made by Damasteel Company on our knives. Martensitic stainless powder steel RWL 34 which Rapid Solidified Powder (RPS) based steel is a variation of the 420 martensitic stainless steel with >13% Chromium. The addition of Molybdenum and Vanadium gives the RWL 34 even greater corrosion resistance, hardness and strength.
    Close equivalent to 154CM. Characteristics of RWL34:
    -High edge strength
    -High hardness after hardening and tempering
    -High corrosion resistance
    -Easy grinding and polishing
    -High purity and cleanliness
    Hopefully those information could help you undersatnd the RWL34 steel.

    Here are some photos of K-1.

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    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.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Reate Knives Team.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
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  2. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Knifecenter had a marbled/hand rubbed version. Will there also be a marbled/stonewashed?
  3. ReaTe


    Feb 15, 2014
    We don't have the marble CF + stone wash version K-1 so far sir. All the versions of K-1 we make so far as followings:
    1.CF(hand rubbed)
    2.Marble CF(hand rubbed)
    3.CF(satin finish)
    4.Marble CF(satin finish)
    5.CF Stone Wash
    Thank you for asking.:)
  4. ReaTe


    Feb 15, 2014
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  5. blackend

    blackend Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    I ordered my SW/CF version this week. Hope to have it next week. Looks fantastic! I'll post my review upon receiving. Glad to see your attention to detail on the blade edge. Love the Begg style pocket clip.
  6. ReaTe


    Feb 15, 2014
    Glad to hear you liking it, thanks again for your support
  7. bikesandblades


    Jul 1, 2015
    Going to be putting this one on the short-term wish list, for sure!!
  8. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    When are these going to land at more US dealers? I only see them at knifecenter.
  9. ReaTe


    Feb 15, 2014
    Hi friend, this model just arrived at our other dealers yesterday. Please check the one which is the most convenience for you below.
    Blade HQ, GP Knives, Top Quest Inc., Urban edc supply, White Mountain Knives LLC and so on.
    Thank you for your support.
    Last edited: May 15, 2017

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