First, we'd like to thank you for your continued interest and enthusiasm for the Reinhold Rhino. We know it has been a highly anticipated model - and not just here on the forum. As you all know, the first production run of the Rhino did not meet our quality standards. We could not, in good faith, release it knowing it was less than what you deserve. Likewise, we owe it to Michael to deliver a high-quality knife that meets his vision and can rightfully carry his name.
After careful consideration, we have decided to move production of the Reinhold Rhino to Taichung. We have also decided to upgrade the Rhino to ensure that we deliver the best possible knife and give you something that is not only functionally sound but something that will prove to be worth the wait.
Upgrades will include:
Peel-ply carbon fiber / G-10 laminate handle
Phosphor bronze washers
We know that this is a departure from the original Reinhold Rhino but we truly believe this will provide you with a worthy expression of Michael's knife in a truly high-performance configuration. We're confident that when held in-hand it will be a source of pride and provide the reliable high performance that you have come to expect from us.
With these upgrades, we'll also be assigning a new SKU. We'll share that as soon as it's assigned. I don't have new pricing information or an ETA at this point but we'll do our best to update you as we move forward.
Again, thank you for your continued support and interest!
There is nothing more important than this one day.