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Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by True Talon, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    The JACK has now been pushed back to an August release and the Kirby Lambert Crossroads has been moved forward as the next knife for release.
     
  2. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

    535
    Mar 31, 2018
    The JACK or Spyderco Paysan... Which will come out first? It's a race!
     
  3. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

    535
    Mar 31, 2018
    @True Talon what do you think about getting wood inlays on this?

    For example, an ideal loadout for me would be:

    - Damasteel blade
    - Wood inlays
    - Ditch blue screw in the inlays to one that matches the color of the damasteel pivot (silverish) or matched to handle color.
    - Gray titanium handle

    Would be a beautiful example of old world meets new world.
     
  4. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Putting down a deposit for my JACK today. Went with my initial preference: M390/CF/Flame.
    I will more likely see about some swappable scales than a 2nd knife. (Blue Twill maybe, or wood could be cool, like a birch.)
     
  5. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

    535
    Mar 31, 2018
    Congrats @b00n ... Great choice! Wood scales would make this knife even more boss!

    I know BF has rules about retailers and all that, most of which I don't completely understand, however can someone let me know if/when a US-based retailer has them for pre-order. If it is against BF rules to post to this thread, can you just PM me?
     
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  6. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I think the rule is easiest explained with a sports analogy: Bladeforum is the team, the official dealers the sponsors on the jersey. If your shirt says Pepsi, Management is gonna very annoyed if you get photographed gulping down a Coke. (Funny enough recently the croatian national team was fine ~75,000 $ for drinking non sponsored beverages :eek::D)
    I PM'ed you though :thumbsup:
     
  7. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    For the interested parties, according to Reate's IG account, the first batch of JACK's is going out to dealers tomorrow (August 5th). With shipping they should land maybe in a week or so?
     
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  8. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

    535
    Mar 31, 2018
    And @b00n coming in with a hot tip!!! Thanks buddy!
     
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  9. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    BHQ has these up for preorder.
     
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  10. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    Nice @AF Thanks for posting.

    Come on KnifeCenter, you can do it!
     
  11. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    I know we kinda batted it around earlier, but does anyone know of plans for custom scales for the JACK?
     
  12. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I've been expecting the JACK to drop any day now. Haven't spotted one yet.
     
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  13. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Doubt it, since nobody really has one in hand, and you need specs to get a template.
    On IG nobody I follow mentioned plans yet either. The talent is there though, wait and see. 0393 scales are only now becoming main stream and has been out for months.

    Same here, conflicting sources said it might be pushed back until next week. (Shipping to dealers on the 24th or something like that :confused:)
     
  14. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Reate posted on IG that they would be shipped on Aug 5 so if it's now Aug 24 that's a bit disappointing.
     
  15. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    They did, yeah. Reate's US Distributor (who should have an account here! In my opinion at least), mentioned a date in the third week of August, I can try to find it tomorrow. I wasn't sure if he meant that it's when the 2nd batch ships since that one was supposed to land in September, which would have worked out. We'll see I guess, maybe if there isn't anything new until mid next week I DM them about it.
     
  16. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    Thanks @b00n

    Already lined up some wood to replace that brass. Will be doing with a bandsaw and I am excited to see how close I can get the tolerances.
     
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  17. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Instagram sleuthing turned out:
    JACK ships to the US on August 30th, expected 8 days of shipping time. So it will be a while longer :(
     
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  18. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    Thanks @b00n for your continued diligence and surveillance of this matter!
     
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  19. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    No problem. I might see about talking to Jon (Reate US) and maybe see if he is interested in participating on the subforum. Would be nice to have somebody official here show some face.
     
  20. wickettedge

    wickettedge Gold Member Gold Member

    535
    Mar 31, 2018
    That would be awesome as Reate seems to be pumping out all the best collabs and in-house designs. I do like WE too, I wish they had a subforum.
     

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