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Reate Knives is going to create a new series with tactical knives

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by ReaTe, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. ReaTe


    Feb 15, 2014
    Hey guys,

    It has been a long time that we make high quality knives and we are going to create a new series with tactical knives in the near future. Before we do that, we would like to know if you guys have any ideas about the blade style, knife size and materials that you think would be popular and fresh? We hope to do something different and try something new that we can bring some special experience to everyone.

    If you have any suggestion about our new series please feel free to leave your comments.
    We will be much appreciated if we could build a new series with the ideas from everyone here.

    Thank you very much.

    Reate Knives Team.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
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  2. videorecipes


    Jan 12, 2017
    Exciting news!

    This might not be very new, but I would really like to see Reate Knives produce a no-frills, dead simple folder with a stonewashed, hollow ground blade riding on phosphor bronze washers. Maybe CPM-M4 or Bohler K390 steel. Thumbstuds preferred. 3.25" blade length. As for the handle, liner lock preferred, or perhaps a tail lock. Black micarta scales.
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  3. Grayman1984

    Grayman1984 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2017
    I second this. Washers over bearings for a “tactical” folder every time. Maybe some good stonewashed or coated blades, 3.5”-4” in length would be preferable. Black micarta, G10, and the occasional carbon fiber for handle scale material.
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  4. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Reate's knives are sort of in the 'dress tactical' category already. What did you have in mind in terms of 'tactical'? When I think 'tactical,' I mostly think "Paint it black, call it tactical, sell it to cops and soldiers."

    I would be thinking fixed blades. I'd like to see Reate fixed blades.
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  5. ReaTe


    Feb 15, 2014
    We would have fixed blade coming soon. Thank you Madcap:)
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  6. Eagle Scout

    Eagle Scout Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    A gentleman's tactical. Ambi thumb stud disk. 3.5" blade, high grind, thick enough stock for a strong tip. High traction scales. Stabby, just not too stabby.

    No blade coatings, wave opening, serrations, skulls, or glass breakers.

    Have been growing old waiting for ZT to make a 4" all around performance camp/task/craft knife I can take in the woods with me. Please Reate, please.
  7. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    To me, tactical does not mean a sharpened prybar. Thin stock and a thin edge cut well, that's what a knife ought to do.
  8. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    I think tactical as in low drag and durable. My Reate I own are more gentleman's edc and while the materials are high quality I am not sure they would last during extremely hard use. Perhaps an M4 or VG10, 3v blade 3.5" overbuilt flipper or large fixed Bowie?
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019 at 11:04 AM
  9. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 12, 2015
    I would like to see the following from Reate:

    1) Fixed blades
    2) Folding knives running on PB washers vs. bearings
    3) Something besides frame lock folders
    4) Unlikely, but an OTF. Hey I can dream :)
  10. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    I'd like to see you make a few 4 - 4.5" folders with integral frames with double row bearings.
    A Straight back and Trailing blade shapes would be cool. I'd also like to see the grinds thinner and slicy!

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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