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Reate Knives-Users' opinion and collections

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

  1. PURPLEDC

    PURPLEDC

    Apr 4, 2007
    No its a thread for users and collectors of the brand. Not USA Made fanboys who think that a CNC operated in china is any different than one in america. I think the point here though is that your comments go beyond constructive criticism and are simply rude. If you said "not for me" It would have went over a lot better than a puking emoticon. And the comment about them making them in america seems like an ignorant one. It implies that only way to get a good knife is to have it made in the USA. But you seem to forget that Spyderco makes most of its high end knives in Taiwan. And kershaw is a Japanese owned corporation that just happens to have a USA factory. And even they still make some of its products in China. I have no problem with American pride. But I do have a problem with foolish pride. Made in america doesnt mean anything in regards to quality. Hell anyone with a Bear MGC can tell you that. A good knife is a good knife no matter what country it was made in. And having seen the quality china is releasing lately my thoughts are you wouldnt be singing the praises of american manufacturing if you were to actually handle some of the high end releases coming from china.
     
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  2. ReaTe

    ReaTe

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    Feb 15, 2014
    Yes, It's still Horizon-A, just the change of pivot and also color.
     
  3. reapinItUP

    reapinItUP Banned BANNED

    467
    Jun 15, 2013
    Anyone know where the Hills flipper can be bought?
     
  4. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I got mine direct from Reate. I don't think Hills is available yet at any US dealer unlike the Horizon & District 9 models. It's a very new product. You can email their sales department: [email protected]
     
  5. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Really, really close to a trolling infraction. Please stay on topic and save the snark for Whine & Cheese.
     
  6. crawler619

    crawler619

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    Jul 3, 2014
    Horizon -B

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  7. bedgoo

    bedgoo

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    May 16, 2010
    For those who own a Reate knife how is the heat treat on the steels? I wish someone would do a test on Reate's m390 and s35vn and compare it to the same steels used by other manufacturers.
     
  8. PURPLEDC

    PURPLEDC

    Apr 4, 2007
    I think the important thing here is that people arent reporting any issues with edge retention. Real world use is the only true way of testing the heat treat. Doing a rockwell hardness test will usually be done in an inconspicuous area as to avoid any indication this test was done and as such wont always be indicative of how hard the edge is. You could test near the pivot and get good test results but the thing wont hold an edge because its was scorched when sharpened. I guess for me when they list the specs and hardness I am willing to take their word on it all things considering and I would never ask them or its owners to do something I wouldnt ask any other maker to do. Reate has never given me a reason to doubt. So I wouldnt have a need to have the steel or its hardness tested just as I with most other companies.
     
  9. cqcknifecollector

    cqcknifecollector

    98
    Nov 14, 2013
    I can say from experience that my horizon A with m390 seems to have a fantastic heat treat. Takes a absolutely hair popping sharp edge with little effort and holds it for a impressive time. I work in a warehouse and cut tons of cardboard, tough plastic strapping and paper as well as thin plastic sealing wrap. And my reate is one of the only knives I 've used that can cleanly slice the wrap after a day of work.
     
  10. goldie

    goldie

    Feb 18, 2000
    ^ Nice anodizing job ! Makes a cool knife even better .
     
  11. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I now have the full family (at least one of each model) and they all have fantastic fit & finish plus terrific value.

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  12. austonh

    austonh

    Jun 26, 2012
    Great collection. Which is your favorite model?
     
  13. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Hills! It's much lighter, narrower and thinner than the other two. Like the flat grind on it as well. It's clean, simple and elegant. Now, if only it came in M390!
     
  14. goldie

    goldie

    Feb 18, 2000
    Great pictures !
     
  15. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Good looking family of Reate Knives you got there, RamZar. Congratulations.
     
  16. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Thank you. I forgot to take a picture showing the nice blade centering!

    A Hills Junior with a 3" blade and M390 would be fantastic. Best to keep its weight at about 4 ounces.

    Here are the weights on the current ones:

    Horizon-A = 6.60 oz.
    District 9-A = 7.39 oz.
    Hills = 5.50 oz.
     
  17. goldie

    goldie

    Feb 18, 2000
    ^ can you take a picture of the horizon in the pocket ? I was wondering how much it sticks out...
     
  18. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    It won't be until the weekend so perhaps the ever-reliable Austonh can beat me to it.
     
  19. austonh

    austonh

    Jun 26, 2012
    I'm ever-happy to oblige. I can throw something up in an hour or so.
     
  20. austonh

    austonh

    Jun 26, 2012
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