The Reate K2 is a sleek, stylish pocket knife of the highest class. Reate drew inspiration for this design from the beloved Kwaiken pocket knives. The blade has a fairly straight spine, and when opened, it runs perfectly in line with the spine of the handle. When closed, you can see that the blade also lies perfectly straight in the handle. This is the common thread that runs through all Reate Knives: precision.
The blade is made from CPM S35VN steel. This stainless powder steel is easy to sharpen, retains its sharpness well, and can handle virtually anything you throw at it. The beautiful hollow grind has a lovely satin finish in two directions. You open the blade with the flipper. The ceramic detent (which typically holds the blade in the handle) is perfectly adjusted. Sturdy enough to flip easily, but soft enough to feel pleasant against your finger. The ceramic ball bearings around the pivot allow the knife to open super smoothly. When opened, the blade is locked in place by a solid frame lock. As we've come to expect from Reate, the lockbar has a steel insert. This prevents the lock from going too far, so it will stay in great condition for years to come.
The titanium handle is richly decorated with various machined flourishes. A fairly monochrome bronze finish brings all the different elements together. The backspacer is very nicely made, The subtle shiny accents give it that extra touch of pizzazz.
The Reate K2 comes in a luxurious storage case. This includes an additional pouch with two steel rings and some extra screws. So if you ever damage one of the screws, you already own a couple of spares. Very user-friendly!