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Reate and Sharp By Design - Evo Typhoon Collaboration

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by recon493, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. recon493

    recon493 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    Here is a quick video review I did of the 3 prototypes of the new Evo Typhoon due out in April. I only had time for one take, so I failed to mention that it will have ceramic bearings. I did add some slides showing the full-length sizing and blade length/knife weight.

    Overall, all three were top notch and met every expectation I had. I have ordered 2 of these and now cannot wait until they come in April.

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
  2. videorecipes


    Jan 12, 2017
    nice! here's mine for a second opinion ;)

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  3. recon493

    recon493 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    Thank you for that! I look forward to seeing it tonight. Great cover photo as well. I did not know how to make my video cover go to a particular frame, so it was pot luck for me. But I do have to say that I am extremely excited about the Evo's arriving in April.
  4. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    so, no way to get one now?
  5. recon493

    recon493 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    I wish I could speak like Anthony Hopkins when I say "the Evo has never been your strength...you are your own strength". BladeHQ sold out of these immediately yesterday. I have a tanto milled handle coming. I am pretty certain that its going to be a keeper. If it is not, I'll pm ya. Keep watching the secondary as well. I should have waited in selling mine. I expect they will go for the BladeHQ price now.
  6. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    I initially ordered it with Brian directly for the fantastic $299 price during thanksgiving, tried to ask Brian some questions on instagram and he was being rude and was making fun of people. I decided to cancel the order and Brian was kind enough to refund me.
    I know im missing out on a fantastic knife of the year at a great deal, but I decided to not support a maker who doesn’t respect his customer. It’s no big deal for him since his product is so popular and is in a privileged position to be able to choose his own customers.
  7. True Talon

    True Talon

    Aug 14, 2016
    I don't blame you. That's no way to treat customers.

    I go by this old saying for my business - "It can take years to get a customer - but only a second to lose them"

    Of course some people will always be impossible to satisfy and you can't deal with them. I had one guy who purchased three Reate knives over about 6 months (a JACK was one) and claimed there was rust on the blades every time. I've never seen rust on a Reate knife and I've examined hundreds of them (guys asking for centered blades etc is common) and I own quite a few myself. He couldn't produce any photos of the rust. He returned the JACK to me and there was no evidence of rust and we examined it under magnification and in the sunlight. We held onto it for several weeks to see if rust developed - still no rust. I never heard from him again but he sent a message to Reate saying "he will never buy their knives again".
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  8. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Listen to the knife nuts podcast. You will learn more about who Brian is. He's actually pretty nice and I've talked to him a few times. But some people get put off by him. Same like Greg Medford. Etc. He's exceptionally great maker regardless.



    I'd like to hear the details of what he was making fun of.

    that's insane.
  9. tsa1

    tsa1 Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 8, 2015
    Will they be doing another run of these?
  10. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    God I hope so. I want one of the drop points so bad.
  11. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    I love my CF-inlay Japanese tanto :) Phenomenal work, Reate and Brian!
  12. `br4dz-

    `br4dz- Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    A lot of the people he was making fun about were other knife enthusiasts that were his friends or close acquaintances. You missed a phenomenal knife for a complete misunderstanding.
  13. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 12, 2015
    My impression from reading the various IG posts and banter was that it was friendly banter with a heavy dose of sarcasm. I never thought it to be ill-willed.

    Regardless, I got in on the Black Friday deal, selected the drop point with CF inlays and have been amazed at the quality and attention to detail on these. It quickly became one of my favorite folders to carry and use.
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  14. TenShun705

    TenShun705 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2016
    I have the upmost respect for Brian — my 17-month old’s foot caught onto the clip from my Micro-Typhoon and lifted it out of my pocket. It fell on tile and chipped the tip of the blade pretty badly. I emailed Brian to seek his advisement and he said he’d take a look at it. Took less than two weeks — he re-sharpened the blade (looks like new) and gave me an extra clip (one that was polished) that had rounded edges (the stock clip was a bit sharp around the edges) at no charge. I really wasn’t expecting much, but was surprised at how well Brian took care of his customer. Just wanted to share this.
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