Late to the party, but can't help but still celebrate, and anticipate, such a cool LBK design. So impressed, SpyderNut!
You've already thoroughly explained the ideal-ergos-priority need to occlude the Spyderhole on one side.
Makes total design sense, even to this stubborn lefty.
What I don't think has been covered is: Why not GRAY G10? Just a slight departure from ubiquitous basic black, but IMHO would add to the Rhino's uniqueness as well as a bit of understated whimsy. Both black and white rhinoceroses being actually gray. (different in lip shape.) Just a random thought, perhaps for an upcoming Rhino Sprint
Black G10, gray, BLURPLE, it looks like a definite winner!
Down the road ... I can already envision the "Albino Rhino." A rare Reverse Rhino for lefties –– so rare in fact that it must be paired with WHITE linen micarta scales!
Thank you for your kind words and interest in the Rhino.
As for updates, I haven't unfortunately received any new information regarding its status. However, I did receive a request from Spyderco this past week asking me to provide some background information about the design and myself for use in the Product Information Guides. I am hopeful that this means that things are progressing right along with production.
I like your idea about the gray G-10 scales for the Rhino, that would make for neat Sprint--maybe a Cruwear Rhino Sprint?
@Liquid Cobra: Just out of curiosity, do you prefer peel-ply grey G-10 or smooth?
@ bh49: Funny you should mention the dark green scales, Roman. The original Rhino I made featured dark green canvas Micarta scales. (Unfortunately, Micarta has shown issues with shrinkage in times past, so Spyderco prefers to use G-10, which is fine with me.
@Studey: Me too.
@Popsickle: I still haven't heard about the steel type, but we'll see if we can get some info soon.
@Speedholes: I see what you mean. That is actually very similar in its design to the Rhino.
Thanks again for the discussion, guys. I will let you know if I hear anything new!