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Lambert Collaboration

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by AKnife, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. AKnife

    AKnife

    May 10, 2009
    Custom knife maker Kirby Lambert is doing a collaboration with Reate. DM'd Kirby on Instagram and he should be getting a prototype(s) soon. IDK about you guys, but I'm pretty psyched.

    Reate seems to have good QC and to be able to get some Lambert designs @ midtech prices is pretty awesome. I believe we'll see these around Blade Show.
     
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  2. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    This one....

     
  3. Mesenzo

    Mesenzo

    179
    Nov 5, 2015
    Saw the prototypes at IWA show in Germany two weeks ago! These look very interesting!
     
  4. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Wow, another nice one.
     
  5. mycough

    mycough

    May 20, 2007
    Any idea on blade length? That is a great looking knife.

    Russ
     
  6. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    No specs or pricing have been released as far as I know.

    But going off their Instagram photos there are two variations

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
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  7. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    The top one! No contest.
     
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  8. Gravy

    Gravy Gold Member Gold Member

    422
    Dec 16, 2014
    I'm hyped for the top one as well, compound grinds just aren't my thing. However I am glad that Lambert finally has some midtechs/high end production pieces out.
     
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  9. texbaz

    texbaz

    198
    Oct 3, 1999
    So, still no word about when these are going to be available? I'm really hoping to try and get one before they are extinct.
     
  10. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I heard August.
    I wish they offered the top blade with the bottom handle - referencing the photo above.
     
  11. texbaz

    texbaz

    198
    Oct 3, 1999
    Patience, I guess. You must have some large hands.
    I just enjoy the symmetry, and the fact that hand pressure wont affect the lock and how this knife opens,I can grab it and open. sure do miss plain ole thumb studs.
     
  12. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I don't have large hands. I think those two knives are the same size. The photo makes the one in front look bigger. I could be wrong.
    The bottom handle has a less defined second finger groove which I like.
     
  13. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    Yes both appear to be the same size. I haven't asked yet but expect both blade styles to come with micarta and carbon fiber handles.



     
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  14. kaput

    kaput

    550
    Mar 17, 2016
    Great looking knives. I appreciate the top one just a little more. Really like the canvas colored micarta and all the design aesthetics, but why the blue anodized pivot? (Just doesn't match, minor gripe)
     
  15. True Talon

    True Talon

    430
    Aug 14, 2016
    These are prototypes so minor details often change. It’s likely the blue hardware will only go on the carbon fiber version as that seems a popular match up.
     
  16. kaput

    kaput

    550
    Mar 17, 2016
    Agree. But recently I've seen kizer do OD green with anodized blue, Pena/reate did the same OD green with blue. So maybe it's a reate thing? I know blue is the easiest/common annodization because it takes less time in the color spectrum iirc?
     
  17. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Blue is toward the low end of the voltage scale after bronze and purple. I doubt it's any easier from a manufacturing standpoint. If you're annodizing on the cheap with 9 volt batteries then yes, it's easier.
     
  18. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    704
    Jan 21, 2019
    Any update on the Augustus release date? THe bottom compound tanto blade?
     

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