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Reate Knives-Users' opinion and collections

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by ReaTe, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. R.palace

    R.palace

    384
    Aug 17, 2014
    Thanks for your reply. No offense taken.

    I understand where you're coming from. Good thing I'm not a collector haha

    I feel that due to the shortage of M390 a switch to S35Vn for what i believe were the last runs of the Horizon A was a better idea than switching to a more unknown Asian steel. The stigma would've been there regardless.

    I'm happy I was able to get one with the new pivot. I agree with what you say about the original one.

    I'm not sure how much more a new pivot m390 Horizon A could cost second hand over a new pivot S35Vn Horizon A but I doubt it would be something significant IMO
     
  2. ReaTe

    ReaTe

    430
    Feb 15, 2014
    We are so excited to have our own forum in Manufacturer' Forums today. Thanks BladeForums provides us such a platform.
     
  3. RarestRX

    RarestRX

    100
    Oct 1, 2013
    Howdy,

    Bought a Horizon C and loved the heft, the glass smooth opening, and the feel of quality.

    There was one thing missing...it wasn't tacticool enough.

    I sent it off to Josh at http://www.razoredgeknives.com/ to have to him Cerakote it and sharpen it.

    The result? Judge for yourself:

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    Couldn't be happier. An amazing job for a very fair price!
     
  4. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    That's awesome looking...and a great job with the Cerakote!
     
  5. RarestRX

    RarestRX

    100
    Oct 1, 2013
    Dude, that was all Josh. I just picked the colors and paid the man. :D
     
  6. mcg4248

    mcg4248

    292
    Nov 21, 2012
    Personally I am awaiting the second rendition of the Valkyrie which has officially sold out on FH. Missed out on the first variation, so excited to scoop this one up.
     
  7. HST

    HST

    Apr 2, 2015
    That is the nicest looking Reate I've seen. I love that look, it changed the whole knife. As much as when I get one of my cars wrapped. Superb.
     
  8. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I got the first Valkyrie but missed out on the second. I'm really eager to see finished pictures of the CF slab. On the Ti slab the feather pattern is really very dynamic, I wonder if the natural grid pattern of CF will take away from that a little.

    I'll have to contact Reate and see if the Ti pivot and standoffs for the Valkyrie II might be available to drop into a Valkyrie I.
     
  9. RarestRX

    RarestRX

    100
    Oct 1, 2013
    Thanks!

    I'm super happy with the look and the job Josh did.

    He made the vision in my head a reality.
     
  10. footballplayerchris

    footballplayerchris

    250
    Jan 1, 2011
    Reate, I was thinking that you guys should try your hand and a knife with a compound grind. I also love your stonewash finish, it is really good, but I think a knife with satin titanium, high polish clip/floating backspacer, and mirror pivot would be stunning! Maybe release a special edition Hills with those features. That way more people could afford it. The Horizon models are awesome, but out of most people's budgets. The D9 and Hills are an amazing mix of quality and affordability. Special editions of those two models would be big hits in my opinion.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2015
  11. R.palace

    R.palace

    384
    Aug 17, 2014
    There is a special edition of the D9 out for pre order now
     
  12. footballplayerchris

    footballplayerchris

    250
    Jan 1, 2011
    Is it the District 9 Plus?
     
  13. R.palace

    R.palace

    384
    Aug 17, 2014
    Yes sir

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  14. evvignes

    evvignes

    83
    Feb 25, 2012
    Really enjoying this thread, thanks for starting it.
     
  15. Sillyship

    Sillyship

    579
    May 23, 2015
    Where can I pre order that special D9?
    Just got the Valkyrie II from Fort Henry Customs. It's so light weight and sharp and tough. It's a bit hard for me to convince myself it was worth $405, but, after having it only two days, I can honestly say it is the best knife I own for EDC. Lightweight, fun, classy, smooth as hell, gets the job done and due to the fact that ALL of their other knives have been 100% reliable for me, I know I can count on it. Fits in the hand perfectly. I think it will pretty much permanent fixture in one knife pocket while the other pocket is a revolving door for the rest of my collection. (I mostly wear the 5.11 stryke pants (best pants in my opinion) with two built in knife pockets.)

    BTW, at this point I pretty much have almost all of the REATE knives and love every one.
    Hills (currently with Bladeswelove while I try to figure out an ano look that I like for it.)
    D9A
    D9B (just came back from bladeswelove lookin' sweet!!!!)
    Horizon A (just came back from bladeswelove lookin' sweet!!!!)
    Horizon C
    Horizon D? (All ti)
    Valkyrie
    Valkyrie II
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015
  16. ReaTe

    ReaTe

    430
    Feb 15, 2014
    Thank you very much for your support and thanks again for sharing. You can pre order D-9 Plus at our US dealers such as Blade HQ,GP Knives, Fort Henry and so on.

    Reate Knives----------------Cherish
     
  17. Sillyship

    Sillyship

    579
    May 23, 2015
    Thanks for that, I did find them and I can see that the weight was reduced. I think I will end up passing on this one, I just bought the valkyrie II and funds are tight. However, I'm curious, will Reate allow me to send my District 9's in to be milled to lighten the weight? I figure their would be a fee, just disclose that ahead of time and it should be fine. Thanks
     
  18. Billy Ray Brooks

    Billy Ray Brooks

    214
    Aug 23, 2014
    Just got one earlier this week, I really like it. And would like to try one of the first versions also.
     
  19. Mike45ACP

    Mike45ACP

    752
    Nov 29, 2014
    David, any information on the new model Torrent? Release date, blade length?

    Thanks much
    Mike
     
  20. footballplayerchris

    footballplayerchris

    250
    Jan 1, 2011
    Love Reate! I want one with mirror polish blade and clip
     

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