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The J.A.C.K.

Discussion in 'Reate Knives' started by True Talon, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    No one has posted photos of the J.A.C.K. yet?

    Comes in 16 variations. Marble carbon fiber or anodized brass inlays. Anodizing on the handle is either grey, bronze, blue or flame. Blades are either M390 or Damasteel.

    M390 models are USD$450 and Damasteel is USD$665

    The first run of 270 which is ready now, sold out in less than a day at Reate. There is a second run due in September.

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018
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  2. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    A few close ups to show the handle anodizing better

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  3. videorecipes

    videorecipes Gold Member Gold Member

    332
    Jan 12, 2017
    posted photos of mine from bladeshow in my instagram and videos of it on my youtube!

    @eugeeeeenekwon
    yt: eugene kwon
     
  4. True Talon

    True Talon

    421
    Aug 14, 2016
    Between the show prototypes and production models, apart from the extra colored handle anodizing, the only other difference I can see is the blue screws.

    Are you happy with your one?
     
  5. videorecipes

    videorecipes Gold Member Gold Member

    332
    Jan 12, 2017
    yeah, david actually told me the prototypes were final in terms of their technical specs and execution; the blue screws really are the only difference i'm aware of. i absolutely love mine -- but it is pretty big. a mini jack would be perfect for most people.
     
  6. thecigarguy

    thecigarguy Gold Member Gold Member

    402
    Mar 31, 2018
    So US-based retailers will get them in Sept or am I misunderstanding?
     
  7. videorecipes

    videorecipes Gold Member Gold Member

    332
    Jan 12, 2017
    i think they're aiming for the September/October window
     
  8. True Talon

    True Talon

    421
    Aug 14, 2016
    September is the second batch of knives. The first batch has just been completed so you should see them at dealers shortly.
     
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  9. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I"m excited for this one.
     
  10. True Talon

    True Talon

    421
    Aug 14, 2016
    When they come out I would grab one fast. Most of our order (if we receive it all - which is another story) is pre-sold.
     
  11. thecigarguy

    thecigarguy Gold Member Gold Member

    402
    Mar 31, 2018
    Will do.

    Are there any specs on the damasteel being used? Sorry if that is a dumb question, but I don’t know much about damasteel.
     
  12. True Talon

    True Talon

    421
    Aug 14, 2016
    Damasteel (the company) normally use two of their powdered stainless steels - RWL34 and PMC27 with a minimum of 15% chromium mixed together. With Damasteel (and Damascus) two or more steels are heated and hammered together to form one piece. Then the piece is hammered out longer and folded over on itself. This is done numerous times to get the patterns.

    How many folds Damasteel use I'm not sure. One custom guy I talked to at a show, who makes his own Damascus from scratch, told me he does between 100 and 300 folds depending on the pattern he wants to make. I believe ABS Master Bladesmiths have to demonstrate they can fold it about 600 times. It's a hell of a lot of work.

    Anyway Damascus and Damasteel are both easy to sharpen and achieve a very sharp edge.

    Someone who knows more can always correct on anything I got wrong but that's the basics. There's a lot of info on the damasteel website.
     
  13. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    For me this is my most anticipated knife this year. I love everything about it. I might even get a brass and a CF one. But definitely CF and either Bronze or Flame.

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  14. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    I would advise everyone to search out your Reate dealers and place an order to make sure you get one. The first batch of 270 won't stretch very far with so many people wanting them.

    I bet Jack Chan (Solo Jack) is happy the way this one sold. He also designed the Torrent and the Wave.
     
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  15. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 12, 2015
    Thanks for sharing. This checks a lot of boxes for me - I have one in titanium and brass on pre-order. Wish I could afford to buy one in both brass and CF because they are both stunning in their own ways.
     
  16. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    Good move.
     
  17. Tankboyt

    Tankboyt

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    Jan 4, 2018
    C.f. and blue in m390 on pre order. They are all stunning it's hard to choose.
     
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  18. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    These are amazing. What are the dimensions?
     
  19. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016


    @Frunkey has a good overview video. 4"+ blade.
     
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  20. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    SPECS

    J.A.C.K (Designed by Solo Jack Chan)
    Specification:
    Bearings: Double row ceramic ball bearings
    Integral handle
    Open Length: 9.25”
    Blade length: 3.94”
    Closed length: 5.24”
    Blade thickness: 0.157”
    Blade material: Bohler M390/Damasteel
    Blade material hardness: 61HRC
    Handle material: 6AL4V Titanium
    Inlay material: Marble Carbon Fiber/Brass
    Pivot material: Damasteel
    Weight: 300g/10.58oz(brass inlay)
    200g/7.05oz(marble CF inlay)
    Blade finish: Satin finish M390/Acid wash Damasteel
    Handel finish: Gray(Bead blast)/Anodized bronze
    /Anodized blue/Flame grain
    Locking:Frame Lock
     
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