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Reate Knives&Kirby Lambert collaboration 2018 high-end knife: Crossroads

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by ReaTe, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. ReaTe

    ReaTe

    430
    Feb 15, 2014
    We are glad to inform everyone about this knives that we collaboration with the famous designer Kirby Lambert will be released in the middle of next month.

    Specification:
    Crossroads (Designed by Kirby Lambert )
    Bearings: Double row ceramic ball bearings
    Open Length: 8.27”
    Blade length: 3.54”
    Closed length: 4.72”
    Blade thickness: 0.157”
    Blade material: Bohler M390
    Blade material hardness: 61HRC
    Handle material: 6AL4V Titanium
    Inlay material: Marbel Carbon Fiber/Carbon Fiber/Green G10
    Pivot design : Ti Connector
    Weight: 150g/5.29oz
    Blade finish: Satin finish
    Handel finish: Gray(Bead blast)/Black PVD Coating
    Locking:Frame Lock

    At here, we would like to share some pictures of this knife with you.(6 Versions in total.)

    1.Bead blast handle + Green G10 inlay
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    2.Black PVD coating handle + Green G10 inlay
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    3.Bead blast handle + Marble carbon fiber inlay
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    4.Black PVD coating handle + Marble carbon fiber inlay
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    5.Bead blast handle + Carbon fiber inlay
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    6.Black PVD coating handle + Carbon fiber 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.
     
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  2. videorecipes

    videorecipes

    332
    Jan 12, 2017
    beautiful knives -- but no more micarta?
     
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  3. ReaTe

    ReaTe

    430
    Feb 15, 2014
    Hi Videorecipes, will have some come out to our USA representative.
    But we don't have the release date yet.
    Thank you for asking.
     
  4. videorecipes

    videorecipes

    332
    Jan 12, 2017
    I'll be waiting :D
     
  5. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

    756
    Jul 5, 2018
    That bead blast handle with the marbled CF inlay looks like a genuine beauty. Do you by chance have any idea what approximate price ballpark these will be in?
     
  6. mongomondo

    mongomondo SUPPRESSING FIRE

    Sep 17, 2006
    They are $375 for carbon fiber and $355 for G10 at the stores I've seen
     
  7. TomR2

    TomR2

    211
    May 17, 2015
    Any news on these guys? Expected delivery? Did they relent on the Micarta option? "..some come out to our USA representative," means what? I don't believe John sells to we citizens.
     
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  8. teddyashe

    teddyashe Gold Member Gold Member

    327
    Oct 29, 2009
    These are starting to pop up on a couple retailers. Just not the one I pre-ordered from...
     
  9. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    895
    Aug 15, 2016
    Would that be a "floating" back spacer? Hmmm.
     
  10. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Seems to be a recent trend. I'm not a fan.
     
  11. KellyGlanzer

    KellyGlanzer Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2005
    Any Chance of purchasing a second set of scales such as the marbled CF if we wanted to change them?
     
  12. sixfeetdeep

    sixfeetdeep Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2004
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    Just picked one up from JDCutlery. Incredibly beautiful carbon fiber & anodized scales. My first Reate knife & I am impressed. My only knock is that the lock bar doesn't engage as far as I'd like. If you flip it lightly to open, it won't engage. Otherwise, I am overall happy.
     
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  13. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Beautiful anno! Sounds like the lockbar needs to bent to increase tension. Simple fix but requires disassembly. Since JD already took it apart there probably isn't any thread locker.
     
  14. ErocSD

    ErocSD

    215
    Jan 21, 2019
    I was looking at that exact knife! It looks beautiful. I had it on my list but I just bought a liong mah warrior 2 v2.... That and I have the marbled cf crossroads already, it's awesome. Nice grab!

    My lock bar is perfect at 30% right from the factory. Sounds like a little exercise or sanding might help.
     
  15. ErocSD

    ErocSD

    215
    Jan 21, 2019
    What happened to the micarta versions? I've only seen a couple prototypes on Instagram but none hit the market for sale .
     
  16. sixfeetdeep

    sixfeetdeep Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2004
    Thank you! Is it something I should do or could I send it back to the factory & have them do it?
     
  17. ErocSD

    ErocSD

    215
    Jan 21, 2019
    Take some 1000 grit sandpaper to the lockbar insert and just keep trying it till it's comfortable for you. Or just throw some CLP on the action and flip it 1000 times wearing a cut glove. Sending it to the factory is probably the best option if you have patience.
     
  18. sixfeetdeep

    sixfeetdeep Gold Member Gold Member

    805
    Feb 1, 2004
    Cool. Thank you! I will give it a go.
     
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  19. sixfeetdeep

    sixfeetdeep Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2004
    Looking at Reate's site, it doesn't even give you the option to contact them. Am I missing something? Or do I just contact JD Cutlery?
     
  20. ErocSD

    ErocSD

    215
    Jan 21, 2019
    Reate is a vendor on this site, perhaps send them a message here? Click the Reate in the OP.

    Found this under Contact us:
    https://reateknives.com/contact/

    I'm sure JD cutlery will help you out as well considering they sold it to you and they do modifications.
     

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