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Reate Knives high-end knife:Mini Horizon-D

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

  1. ReaTe

    ReaTe

    432
    Feb 15, 2014
    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 Blade Length:3.42"
    Blade Thickness:0.157"
    Overall Length:8.07"
    Hardness:60-61HRC
    Handle Material:6AL4V Titanium
    Blade Material:Bohler M390/Damasteel
    Inlay Material:Carbon fiber
    Weight:5.29 oz
    Locking:Frame Lock Blade finish:Stone wash/Satin finish/Black PVD coating/Damasteel
    Handle finish:Bead blast/Blue/Bronze/Black PVD coating

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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
  2. wayoftread

    wayoftread

    32
    Aug 22, 2014
    I got to get my hands on any Reate knife to see what all the hoopla is about.
     
  3. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    You won't be disappointed.
     
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  4. wayoftread

    wayoftread

    32
    Aug 22, 2014
    3-3.25 inch blades are what I like, any suggestions, preferably non frame lock but super figetable.
     
  5. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    I think Reate have only ever made frame locks.

    If you can find one I would recommend the Wave or one of these Mini Horizons - both have M390 blades. Or the Star Boy depending on your preference in blade shapes.

    Reate were using an odd lubricant on their knives and we suggested they switch to Nano oil but I'm not sure if they have. But if you apply Nano Oil to their bearings the actions become incredibly smooth and the blades will fly open and fall shut.
     

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