They've come out with a $75+ fixed blade line they've dubbed the Venture Collection. I haven't handled one yet, but I don't see how this successfully competes with Moras unless it is going up against the Garberg. I do see that it competes with Vic's more expensive Outdoor Master...
I received the knife today and for the price it seems to be a good deal, I would give it 3 out of 5 stars, with visual inspection.
The blade length is 5 5/16 other than that the specs are pretty close.
First impressions are good I will need to use this knife a bit to get a better opinion of it.
My opinion is of this knife is degrading. I do think 3 out 5 is fair.
Got this Kershaw Outlier this week. i Don’t really like Kershaw. No logical reason. So I surprised even myself that I ordered this one. Opens easy. Very sharp. Carried it yesterday. It is well put together.
I started my interest in finely made pocket knives back only 4 years ago or so. I remember discovering Todd Begg knives and just drooling over them. Not sure why but the milling on the titanium ones just leaves me in awe.
But I could never afford them, even the Steelcraft Series that was a collaboration with David Deng at Reate Knives. Until now.
A few weeks back I posted a mini Bodega that I managed to score new in box. I love the design. This week I managed to score a new in box full size Reate made Bodega. It’s an entirely different experience. I don’t typically use the term “grail” with knives or guns because there’s just too many to think in those terms for me. But this is as close as I’ve come from a design aspect.
It represents 4 years of desire.
This definitely won’t be up everyone’s alley, but I think it’s a beautiful piece of art and having complimenting sizes together is pretty cool for me.
Some of the details are a bit different between the two but the overall design is great, particularly in the full size version.
If you have an interest, and an opportunity, pick one up. They’re a bit hard to find now though.
Note the color on the gray titanium in the last shot. There’s gold anodizing under the gray and it’s stonewashed. So the gold shines through in the right light.