Reate Knives Torrent Flipper 3.625" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Milled Titanium Handles
The Torrent is the next amazing folder from Reate Knives. It is built along the same lines as the Horizon model and includes some new features and manufacturing techniques. It is without a doubt a top tier every day carry knife with flipping action on par with the best in the industry. The knife features a 3.625" drop point blade made from Bohler M390 super steel with a finger choil and a brushed satin finish. The handle is a wonderful ergonomic shape, made from beautifully 3D machined 6AL4V titanium with a blasted finish. The presentation scale has large interior milled pockets to save you on weight and the easily accessible frame lock features a replaceable steel lockbar insert. The titanium pocket clip is fashioned after Todd Begg's ceramic ball clip and provides strong retention while being very easy to get in and out of the pocket. All hardware is blue anodized and the stainless steel backspacer is polished with blue accents. The knife can be opened equally smoothly using the flipper or the large dual thumbstuds/blade stops and the jimping on the thumbramp is tight but very functional. It is another great example of how Reate Knives is taking the industry by storm; superb designs with excellent materials.
Freeze Edging Skill
As the final process for a blade, edging has a great effect on the performance of the knife, after all, the edge part is the main function area when using a knife. Normally, edging is operated on a high-speed running grinding wheel or grinding belt, which produces a very high temperature. Without a cooling system, the temperature on the edge goes up instantly to hundreds of centigrade, when it gets worse, it will burn and leave heat marks on the blade. Tempering or even annealing will happen on area of the edge where the temperature increasing instantly. It will harm the hardness and durability of the blade. That’s why some knives pass the hardness standard test but easily get worn in actual use.
Reate Knives use the freeze edging technique. During grinding, the temperature on the edge is controlled in a certain level of degree, which helps keep the hardness after the heat treating. Therefor, the sharpness and durability of the blade are assured. This helps bring the performance of the material to the best.
- Blade Length: 3.625"
- Cutting Edge: 3.45"
- Blade Steel: M390 Stainless Steel, 60-62HRC
- Thickness: 0.157"
- Closed Length: 4.875"
- Overall Length: 8.5"
- Blade Shape: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: 3D Machined Titanium
- Weight: 5.9 oz. (167 g)
- Multi-Row Ball Bearing System
- Todd Begg Style Titanium Pocket Clip
- Blue Anodized/Accented Backspacer
- Made in China
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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