Reate K-4 Tactical Flipper Knife Damasteel Inlay & Titanium, M390 Steel
Reate has been a rising start in the high-end knife sector. The company is led by the talented knife maker and machinist, David Deng. With so many well designed knives as well as collaborations with the biggest names in the industry like Tashi Bharucha and Todd Begg, Reate is here to make their mark.
The K Series
The K series knives are by far Reate's best ever productions. The attention to details, fit & finish, choice of meterials and precision is phenomenal. The K series knives are head and shoulders above any production knives we have ever seen and easily better than many mid-tech and custom knives.
The K-4 M390 Damasteel Inlay
The K-4 is perhaps the most robust of the K series from Reate. The K-4 is well made, with a rock solid handle and a devastating compound ground blade. The slightly contoured handle with a large finger choil is very comfortable to hold. The presentation side is dressed with two Damasteel inlays, framed by milled & polished grooves and jewelled by ceramic detent balls near the backspacer. And if that's not enough, the pivot collar is also made of Damasteel! The level of refinement and attention to details is well above this knife's price range.
With Bohler M390, you have all the qualities of an excellent all round steel. M390 can take a razor edge and hold it for longer than any other steel known to us. Add the excellent corrosion and wear resistance to that and you'll have the best knife steel money can buy. Reate has done this fantastic steel justice with a beautiful compound ground that is ridiculously sharp out of the box.
While having all the bells and whistles, the K-4 is very practical and ergonomic. The flipping action is silky smooth as you'd expect from a knife of this calibre. The blade opens effortlessly with the flipper and locks in place securely, thanks to the solid framelock mechanism. The K-4 comes with a high quality zippered case, dust proof pouch, microfiber cloth, a Reate patch and a set of spare hardware.
Overall length 21.5 cm
Blade length 9.5 cm
Handle length 12.1 cm
Blade steel M390
Blade finish Satin
Handle material Titanium, Damasteel
Weight 172 g