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What is Freeze Edging?

“Freeze edging” takes place during grinding, and it involves controlling the temperature on the edge of the blade. This helps retain the hardness following the heat treating, assuring sharpness and durability of the blade.

To check out the results of freeze edging, put the K-1 or K-3 from Reate Knives into your hands. The company uses it in concert with RWL34 steel, an alloy similar to 154CM made by Damasteel. Chromium, molybdenum and vanadium offer greater corrosion resistance, hardness and strength.

Learn more at the Reate website, and check out these models:



Ceramic ball bearing system
Blade Length : 3.8”
Blade Thickness:0.157″
Overall Length:8.8’’
Blade Material: RWL34 (Made by Damasteel company)
Hardness: 60-61HRC
Handle Material:6AL4V Titanium
Inlay Material : Marble Carbon Fiber/ Carbon Fiber
Weight:4.93 oz
Locking: Frame Lock

More information about the K-1 from Reate Knives.


Multi-row ball bearing system
3-D machined Titanium handle Blade Length : 4.6″
Blade Thickness: 0.157″
Overall Length: 8.7″
Hardness: 60-61HRC
Handle Material: 6AL4V Titanium
Weight: CF ilay: 5.3oz/Mokuti inlay:6.0oz
Locking: Frame Lock

Visit the Reate Knives website.

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