The Reate T2500 is a small and compact pocket knife, designed by Tashi Bharucha. A world-famous knife-maker and designer. His knives have a futuristic and artistic look and feel. The T2500 is no exception. In this knife we also clearly see the artistic lines and dramatic shapes that are so characteristic for Bharucha's design style. Anyone who knows Reate knows that, in general, they do not produce a lot of small pocket knives. As a result the T2500 is extra special considering the fact that this is the smallest Reate knife so far!
The T2500 has many cool details. The handle, for instance. It is comprised of two parts of titanium that are milled as such that when pushed together they form the handle. As a result you don't have to add a backspacer or standoffs in-between the handle. This is not only difficult to produce, the handle also looks like it is made from one piece of titanium. Just like an integral handle construction. Another cool detail is the lanyard hole. Because of this construction Reate was able to subtly incorporate the lanyard hole in the spine of the handle. Incredibly unique! The rest of the handle is enhanced with stunning facets for a comfortable grip. The pocket clip is also worth mentioning. It is made from one piece of titanium and nicely follows the lines of the handle. The whole is kept together by fancy blue anodized screws. This version of the Reate T2500 is enhanced with an orange G10 inlay in the handle.
Last but not least, the blade. Reate used M390-steel. This is an Austrian type of super steel and one of the best high-end choices at the moment. M390 excels when it comes to sharpness retention and corrosion resistance. In terms of finish Reate selected a satin-finish on the grind and a stonewashed finish on the flat parts of the blade. You open the T2500 with the flipper, which, despite its size, is easy to use.