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Reate Knives 2018 high-end knife: New Torrent(Coming soon)

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by ReaTe, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. ReaTe

    ReaTe

    430
    Feb 15, 2014
    Our updated models New Torrent are coming soon.
    We are supposed to finish them in the middle of March 2018.
    We would like to share the details about this model here with you.

    Specification:
    Multi-row ceramic ball bearing system
    3-D machined Titanium handle Open Length: 8.5”
    Blade length:3.6”
    Closed length:4.85”
    Blade thickness:0.157”
    Blade material:Damasteel-RWL34//Damasteel
    Blade hardness:61HRC
    Handle material:6AL4V Titanium
    Inlay Material:Carbon fiber
    Weight:6.17 oz
    Locking:Frame Lock Blade finish:Stone wash/Satin finish/Damasteel
    Handle finish:Bead blast/Blue/Bronze/Dark stone wash

    Here are some photos of New Torrent.

    Bead blast handle/Satin blade
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    Dark stone wash handle/Satin blade
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    Blue handle/Satin blade/CF inlay
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    Bronze handle/Stone wash+Satin blade/CF inlay
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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 25, 2018
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  2. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Can’t see the pics. Photobucket doesn’t let you do 3rd party posting for some reason anymore. They want you to pay to be able to do it.
     
  3. ReaTe

    ReaTe

    430
    Feb 15, 2014
    Hi Lapedog, Thank you for letting us know.
    Can you please give some advice how we could pay for these?
    Thank you so much for your time.
     
  4. Low_rez

    Low_rez Gold Member Gold Member

    642
    Mar 15, 2011
    For the Love of God, Please stop using Photobucket!
     
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  5. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
  6. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Are we going to see M390 standard Torrents as well as the Damasteel ones? I really love this design and regret missing the first run.
     
  7. Mesenzo

    Mesenzo

    179
    Nov 5, 2015
    In the dealer pre-order listing (arrived last week) there were no New Torrent versions with Damasteel damascus but only with Damasteel RWL34. So no M390 blades.
     
  8. True Talon

    True Talon

    423
    Aug 14, 2016
    We had two customers cancel orders for the Torrent when they found out it was not in M390. :(
     
  9. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    @ReaTe while most of us have pretty much cast PhotoBucket aside due to how the change created a rather high price hike we recommend alternatives to the old PhotoBucket and I am sure there are some quality ones that aren't free but there are also a number of free options too. If you still wish to stay with PhotoBucket you can pay for their service on the account used for the business image sharing.
     
  10. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    We use postimage.org which is totally free and easy to use.

    They don't get upset about, guns, knives or militaria. I've used them since about 2005 when Photobucket kicked me off their site because of weapons content.

    Photobucket don't need any reason to kick you off - post something they don't like and you are gone.....

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  11. Low_rez

    Low_rez Gold Member Gold Member

    642
    Mar 15, 2011
    Take a screenshot of your images so you have a low rez image or your photo. Then use the option to Post Images on Blade forums. No need for a third party to get involved.
     
  12. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    I super love Damasteel, but for performance I wanted M390. I think a Damasteel backspacer would be awesome though.
     
  13. True Talon

    True Talon

    423
    Aug 14, 2016
    Just so everyone knows what we are talking about -

    The blade steel on the Torrent - RWL34 steel - is a "Damasteel" company product.

    The Damasteel normally associated with the company "Damasteel" (Damasteel Inc in the US) is the stainless version of Damascus which they also call Damasteel.

    But yes just one Torrent with a Damasteel blade and Damasteel backspacer would have been cool.
     
  14. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Ohhhhh OK that helps. I thought they meant it was Damasteel's RWL34/PMC27 patterned steel, not their plain RWL34.

    Yes, that also negatively impacts my likelihood of purchasing. Not that RWL34 is not good steel, but unless the price point drops a bit accordingly, it's not worth the same price as the knives they were putting out in M390 and CTS204P.
     
  15. True Talon

    True Talon

    423
    Aug 14, 2016
    That's what my customers said as well. They wanted M390 like the original.

    So did I since I didn't keep an original Torrent myself.

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  16. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Ugh, the original was such a great value.

    Also there would never have been any confusion in the first place if not for Photobucket, since RWL34 and RWL34/PMC27 Damasteel are, um, pretty easy to tell apart.
     
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  17. True Talon

    True Talon

    423
    Aug 14, 2016
    Agreed.

    Here's the four models they are releasing. No patterned Damasteel models - at least not for general sale.

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  18. True Talon

    True Talon

    423
    Aug 14, 2016
    Our account rep at Reate just confirmed they will have some Damasteel Torrents but the release date is not known yet.
     
  19. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    I like the double inlay with the bronze anodized frame, though. That is a good-looking knife. Do you know what the small gold-colored textured inlay piece is? I like the design so much I might get one anyway. But I say that about a lot of knives. Too many knives, too little money.

    Hey also, @True Talon , do you have photos of the other 2018 releases? Obviously @ReaTe posted a bunch of threads, but they don't appear to have figured out their photo hosting.
     
  20. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    ReaTe - why and why in lords name do you continue to use photosuckit to post pictures of your precious knives that nobody can see?
     
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