East Lansing, Michigan, June 5, 2023 – GiantMouse is excited to introduce the newest addition to our ACE Line of knives – The REO. The ACE REO boasts a blade crafted from CPM MagnaCut steel, ensuring a perfect blend of sharpness and durability. Its lightweight yet robust Canvas Micarta or G10 handles with “diamond plate” milling provide an impeccable grip making it an ideal choice for any application, from outdoor adventures to everyday carry.
True innovation occurs when design and function forge a new path forward – one that cannot be ignored. This is the legacy of the iconic REO Motor Car Company and “REO Town” in Lansing, Michigan. Founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1904, the REO Motor Car Company is celebrated for trendsetting designs that were a precedent for true automotive streamlining in the American Market. REO Town is a stone’s throw from GiantMouse’s new Michigan HQ. It has quickly become a favorite destination of the GiantMouse founders for its dive bars, craft brewery, “Good Trucking Diner,” and eclectic retail shops.
Inspired by the thriving spirit and creativity of REO Town, the new ACE REO is a fusion of ultramodern design and industrial heritage. The ACE REO is more than just a cutting-edge tool – it’s a testament to design excellence, embodying the same level of quality, attention to detail, and innovation that defined early automotive pioneers. It’s aesthetic appeal lies in its clean lines and meticulous finishing, which mirror the streamlined vehicles manufactured by the REO Motor Car Company.
The Denim Canvas Micarta and Green Canvas Micarta variations sport a Satin finished blade, while the Black G10 features a stonewash-finished blade.
The blade length is 3.325” (84.4mm,) measured from tip to forward-most aspect of the frame, and is 0.125” (3.175mm) thick. The handle is 4.61” (117.28mm) long, giving the knife an overall length of 7.94” 201.67mm). The Black G10 weighs in at 2.9oz (82g) and the Canvas Micarta versions weigh in at 2.7oz (76.5g).