The J.A.C.K. by Solo Jack and Reate Knives is an integral tactical beast masquerading around as an art knife. Reate offers the knife with brass or marble carbon fiber inlays and your choice of either a Bohler M390 stainless or a folded Damasteel blade. The one constant that remains is the single-piece milled titanium handle that gives the knife the maximum strength possible in a folder. Whether you're using it to baton through a tree limb or slice open a letter in the office, the J.A.C.K. will look right at home doing so. We love the overall profile of this knife, and every other Reate for that matter. They are some of the most elegant tactical cutting tools manufactured anywhere in the world.
Reate Knives Freeze Edging Skill
As the final blade process, edging has a great effect on the performance of a knife. After all, the edge is the main functional 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 degrees centigrade. When it gets worse, it will burn and leave heat marks on the blade. Tempering, or even annealing, will happen in the area of the edge where the temperature increases instantly. It will harm the hardness and durability of the blade. That’s why some knives passing the hardness standard test still easily get worn during actual use.
Reate Knives is using the freeze edging technique. During grinding, the temperature on the edge is controlled to a certain degree level, which helps keep the hardness after the heat treating. Therefore, the sharpness and durability of the blade are assured. This helps the material reach the best possible level of performance.
Damasteel pattern may vary from piece to piece.
Blade Length: 3.94"
Closed Length: 5.24"
Overall Length: 9.25"
Blade Material: Damasteel
Blade Thickness: 0.157"
Blade Hardness: 61HRC
Blade Style: Clip Point
Blade Finish: Mirror Polish then Acid Etch
Handle Material: Single-Piece Milled 6Al4V Titanium, Blue Anodized
Handle Inlay: Brass
Locking Mechanism: Frame
Pivot Assembly: Double Row Ceramic Bearings
Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
Weight: 10.58 oz. (300 g)
Designer: Solo Jack
Made in China