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T2500

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by AF, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Tashi Bharucha T2500 has shown up on Instasgram and is said to be coming soon.
    Thought I'd start a thread to see if any more info or photos show up.
    I'm not sure if there will be different versions other than the cf inlay. I don't think the prototype with the stippled ti is being offered as a production model.
    Anyone interested in this little guy?
     
  2. True Talon

    True Talon

    429
    Aug 14, 2016
    Dealers have had these photos for a while now.

    Sorry I would have posted them but it's been hectic lately - and then I caught a stomach bug which hasn't helped.

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  3. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Thanks for the photos. Is that the only version? Maybe they figure such a small knife will not be in high demand. Do we know the specs?
     
  4. True Talon

    True Talon

    429
    Aug 14, 2016
    T2500 (Designed by Tashi Bharucha )
    Specification:
    Bearings: Ceramic ball bearings
    Open Length:5.60”
    Blade length: 2.50”
    Closed length: 3.26”
    Blade thickness: 0.157”
    Blade material: Bohler M390
    Blade material hardness: 61HRC
    Handle material: 6AL4V Titanium
    Inlay material: Marbel Carbon Fiber/Carbon Fiber
    Weight: 50g/1.76oz
    Blade finish: Satin finish
    Handel finish: Grey(Bead blast)
     
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  5. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    On IG, Reate posted the blade thickness at 0.125". Not sure I believe that though.
     
  6. True Talon

    True Talon

    429
    Aug 14, 2016
  7. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    OK, so you're saying it's 0.157." Yeah, that's what I figured. Then they made a mistake when replying to a customer on IG.
     
  8. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I am contemplating the T4000, but still hate the whole CF on just one side.
     
  9. Xander3Zero

    Xander3Zero Gold Member Gold Member

    19
    Sep 26, 2018
    I was starting to look at the T3000 since the T2500 seems a bit small, and the 3" blade length is ideal for me... but then I saw that the T3000 has a recurve edge. Not a deal breaker, I guess, but I much prefer the design of the T4000/T2500 over the T3000/T3500.
     
  10. ericlosh

    ericlosh

    337
    Oct 9, 2013
    im pretty hyped for this one, probably getting it
     
  11. True Talon

    True Talon

    429
    Aug 14, 2016
    Here's all 4 models together - T2500, T3000, T3500, T4000

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  12. True Talon

    True Talon

    429
    Aug 14, 2016
    Besides the carbon fiber one side only, there's no sharpening choil either. Except a small one on the T2500.

    The photo above shows prototypes so they might have added sharpening choils to production models.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  13. Therom

    Therom

    Nov 13, 2013
    Still hesitating between the T2500 and T3000 but I will order one of these two
     
  14. True Talon

    True Talon

    429
    Aug 14, 2016
    Looking at the prototype photo again I can see on the T3000 and T3500 the recurve on the blade will annoy many potential customers.
     
  15. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    The 4000 is very tempting, the one sided CF annoys me as usual, but I might get over that.
     
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  16. Therom

    Therom

    Nov 13, 2013
    The more I look at them the more I am leaning toward the 2500
    I think I will give it a try
     
  17. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I wish they would have used thinner blade stock for this little guy.
     
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  18. vanadium

    vanadium

    775
    Apr 5, 2003
    I usually find Tashi's designs to be overcomplicated. Who wants to deal with sharpening the recurve and the pseudo-tanto point on the T3000 and T3500? They're just prominent enough to create sharpening difficulty, but not significant enough to create any advantage. That's the worst of both worlds. And the lack of sharpening choils on most of his work is a real loss: form over function. Why?!

    It does look like he kept the T2500 simple, and looks like they added a sharpening choil after the prototype feedback.

    I like this type of modern French blade and handle profile, but other makers do it with at least a modicum of practicality.
     
  19. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Those recurves don't bother me. I think they add to the aesthetic.
     
  20. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Reate finally makes a sub-3" blade...and the stock is super thick. Bummer.
     
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