Liong Mah/Reate Collab: SDC

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Blues Bender, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Anyone else snagging one of these? Looks pretty neat, and I didn't even know it was coming out. Anyone handled or have one yet? I should have mine on Thursday.

    I'm really intrigued by the sleek lines brought out by the hidden flipper tab; almost reminds me of a GTC design. And that bronze colored hardware:eek: Beautiful👌

    Any thoughts?

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  2. katanas

    katanas

    Jan 6, 2012
    Looks great. :thumbup: I think it will give Sebenzas a run for their money (same price point).
     
  3. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Blues, what's the blade length and weight on this? I have a Remedy and a Warrior 1 and really like them both. If the size is right, I'll be picking up one of these too...
     
  4. WadeWilson

    WadeWilson

    Mar 21, 2011
    Wow, that thing is really good looking. Love the flipper. Such a clean design and execution. Knifenews.com claims 3.625″ CPM S35VN. Nice size and good blade steel. If that clip is reversible this might be my first Reate.
     
  5. Daniel Dorn

    Daniel Dorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 1999
    That sexy thing there addresses the one issue I have with flipper-deployed knives. It eliminates the raised knife edge, which keeps flippers from being as useful on a cutting board as I would like. My current EDC rotation includes several flippers, and I find myself switching out for kitchen duty. This would solve that problem.

    Having handled a few Reate knives in the past, I know the quality will be there. This is definitely going to climb up on my 'wanted' list.
     
  6. slorenzo

    slorenzo

    373
    Jan 16, 2015
    nice knife! Eager to hear the reviews
     
  7. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    3.625", 5.4 ounces...uh oh.:eek:
     
  8. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia

    Jul 10, 2011
    Like every Reate, I'm sure it will be functionally perfect. I too like this design, but wish David would start using hollow grinds again like he did on the Horizon A & B. The Mah blades are usually pretty narrow so an aggressive hollow grind would thin the edge out substantially. That said, the Remedy is reasonably thin behind the edge.
     
  9. Knave

    Knave

    795
    Dec 29, 1999
    It's a very nice looking knife and I like the disappearing flipper tab. However, I wish the blade was closer to 3 inches. This strikes me as a more elegant, gentleman's tactical, which would make more sense in a smaller size.
     
  10. Charr

    Charr Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Oh, good find my friend!

    The pocket clip looks like it could be a problem in the hand, but other than that, I love how this one is looking!!
     
  11. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    I am now! Damn it, Blues Bender. :D Mike
     
  12. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Quite nice. I've had the Warrior One and Remedy on my radar for a bit now, after handling them at GPK. This might trump both, however. Thanks, BB....I think, LOL.
     
  13. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    I'm not digging that blade shape or those grinds, and I actually like the finger guard that flippers provide... This is the least appealing Reate from my perspective. It looks very plain and borderline homely to me.

    Still waiting for that 3.75"-4" wharncliffe flipper! I don't care if it's $500, as long as I'm not stuck with an ADV.

    Just so I'm not being 100% negative: This knife looks to be very utilitarian, however, and has the benefit of not looking overdone or weaponized. I doubt anyone would be particularly uncomfortable around that knife compared to a Kwaiken, Warrior One, or that one with the harpoon blade that I'm too lazy to google the name of. TORRENT. That's the one.
     
  14. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Yes, I agree it's rather "plain" compared to their other offerings. However, that's the biggest appeal to me. It's like a large tactic-elegant flipper:D Besides, I have so many "regular" flippers. I need a little spice in my life!

    Also, I think we may see a Wharncliffe in the future. Reate seems to really listen to what their customers want, they are starting to wet their feet in the 3" category lately (something people have been begging for). If you and others make enough noise about a Wharnie, I'm sure we may see one eventually:)
     
  15. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I like the slim and clean design with nice bronze accents. Low profile flipper tabs are also a nice change. Hopefully, it has enough leverage to flip well. Curious on how wide it is. It should carry very well.

    This design with a 3" blade would be a dandy!
     
  16. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I'm wondering about this too. It's basically just a bit smaller than a Remedy but weighs the same. I have a feeling the only "slim" about it is the pocket profile, i.e.: the deployed distance from flipper tab to top of thumb ramp. The handle width should be a bit over 0.55". I really wish a knife like this that was designed to be pocket friendly could get slimmer than 0.5".

    I almost impulse bought this yesterday, but I'm going to hold off. I want to see if it can flip and if it is truly "slim".
     
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  17. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    I'll post up a video when I have mine in hand:thumbup:
     
  18. KAEDC

    KAEDC Gold Member Gold Member

    952
    Apr 25, 2013
    Very nice looking. Kind of a high end GSD I think. Very tempted...
     
  19. Bob Leedy

    Bob Leedy

    735
    Oct 12, 2008
    Different strokes and all that. To me, this is one of the most practical, best looking new knives I've seen in a while. The subtle texturing on the Ti is a nice touch, should be very functional. Would love to see it at 3 inches. Look forward to hearing more about it in use. Thanks for posting.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016
  20. Jmunson1291

    Jmunson1291 Gold Member Gold Member

    166
    Jan 21, 2016
    Heheh.

    In all seriousness, I really like the design of this knife -- I'm getting an Olamic vibe from it, which is a great thing.

    I just bought myself a Reate Horizon D Ti, though, so this one will have to wait.

    Hopefully this knife doesn't skyrocket in price in the meantime.
     

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