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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby SpyderNut » Fri May 26, 2017 10:19 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:A great update and more importantly PROTOTYPE PIC of the new and improved Reinhold Rhino per this month's Spyderco Byte: :D

"Designed by Michael Reinhold, the Reinhold Rhino is one of the most eagerly anticipated designs in Spyderco’s current catalog. Unfortunately, the first production run of this knife did not meet our stringent quality-control standards. We could not, in good faith, release it knowing it was less than what our customers—and the knife’s designer—deserve.

After careful consideration, we have decided to move production of the Reinhold Rhino to our manufacturing facility in Taichung, Taiwan. To take full advantage of their proven expertise, we have also decided to upgrade the design to make it truly worth the wait. The upgrades that will be incorporated into the Rhino will include:

- CTS® XHP blade steel
- Peel-ply textured carbon fiber/G-10 laminate handle scales
- Phosphor bronze washers

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We understand that this plan of action is a departure from the original concept of the Reinhold Rhino; however, we are confident that it is the best way to achieve a worthy, high-performance expression of Michael's design.

Based on the change of materials, the Rhino will receive a new SKU. We will share that information and any additional details concerning its pricing and availability as soon as they become available. Thank you for your understanding and patience."

Looks AWESOME Michael, congratulations!! Cheers, Radioactive :)
Thank you for the kind words and for posting this, my friend. And a big "Thank You" to the Spyderco Crew for the nice mention in the Byte. I am beyond excited! :D
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby Brock O Lee » Fri May 26, 2017 10:49 pm

This new improved version is a no-brainer. Cannot wait.
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby Filoso- » Sat May 27, 2017 12:58 pm

^^I think so too... it is a must have for me
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby Popsickle » Sat May 27, 2017 9:22 pm

Some people were upset by what they thought was a bait a switch...... I for one was not. I didn't like the original, and this one appeals to me way more

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby rivy » Sat May 27, 2017 10:23 pm

I'm holding judgement based on the final pricing, but I am a bit worried.

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:27 pm

Any Updates/Gossip After Blade Show!? :D
Did anyone get to lay hands on one?
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby Surfingringo » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:31 pm

Michael, I saw two of your new knives in the Spyderco prototype cabinet. Bro, you really outdid yourself with those. Seriously man, your craftsmanship is top notch! I was very impressed.

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby bh49 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:34 pm

What is second knife?
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby Surfingringo » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:57 pm

bh49 wrote:What is second knife?
There were a couple of new designs in there...aside from the rhino. I think one was called a Barlow? Kind of classic looking designs with a modern interpretation. I don't know how to describe them but they were impressive!

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby bh49 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:16 pm

thank you
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby SpyderNut » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:29 pm

Surfingringo wrote:Michael, I saw two of your new knives in the Spyderco prototype cabinet. Bro, you really outdid yourself with those. Seriously man, your craftsmanship is top notch! I was very impressed.
Thank you, Lance! Man, I really appreciate the kind words. It's always a little nerve-wracking to submit new designs, so hearing a positive report goes a very long way. :) :D :)

On a side note, I apologize I didn't get a chance to meet you at the Show. I was hoping to see you and some of the other Forumites at the Spyderco booth. I hope to plan things better next year (i.e. get an earlier start :rolleyes: ) so that we can meet up maybe prior to the Show. We're like one big family here on the Forum, so maybe an annual Spyderco Forum Reunion at Blade would be something we could organize? :)

Take care my friend,

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby araneae » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:09 pm

rivy wrote:I'm holding judgement based on the final pricing, but I am a bit worried.
Same
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby remnar » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:08 am

araneae wrote:
rivy wrote:I'm holding judgement based on the final pricing, but I am a bit worried.
Same
Ditto!

The price point of the original was one of the things that made it so appealing. I hope the new version isn't priced out of my budget.

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby bh49 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:58 am

Michael,

Since Lance let cat out of bag, may be you can tell more about other protos?
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:09 am

The word Barlow gets me excited. I am curious about this one. Michael, congrats on getting more knives in the queue. :)
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby SpyderNut » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:03 pm

bh49 wrote:Michael,

Since Lance let cat out of bag, may be you can tell more about other protos?
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It would be my pleasure. :) I'm not sure how much I can say at this time, but I think it is okay to at least say that I showed Eric two new folders that I finished in April. We talked for a while about both and then Eric was kind enough to put them in the prototype display case. We'll see what type of reaction they get and then go from there. ;)
bearfacedkiller wrote:The word Barlow gets me excited. I am curious about this one. Michael, congrats on getting more knives in the queue. :)
Thank you, Darby! :) It is such an honor and privilege to see some of my work on display with Spyderco. The Barlow was a lot of fun! Really enjoyed making that one. I'm still amazed though that other people might actually like some of my work. :o

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby palonej » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:10 pm

Lots of people enjoy your designs my friend!!
You have a great design eye!!
Now get them on the shelves!!!!
I, for one, am thrilled with the change in materials for the Rhino!! It looks amazing!!
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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:19 pm

palonej wrote:Lots of people enjoy your designs my friend!!
You have a great design eye!!
Now get them on the shelves!!!!
I, for one, am thrilled with the change in materials for the Rhino!! It looks amazing!!
Joe
Ditto!

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby SpyderNut » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:38 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
palonej wrote:Lots of people enjoy your designs my friend!!
You have a great design eye!!
Now get them on the shelves!!!!
I, for one, am thrilled with the change in materials for the Rhino!! It looks amazing!!
Joe
Ditto!
Thank you kindly, Joe and Spydergirl88! Really appreciate the nice words. :)
:spyder: -Michael

"...as I said before, 'the edge is a wondrous thing', [but] in all of it's qualities, it is still a ghost." - sal

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Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

Postby Sildani » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:38 am

That looks excellent. I like how the blade folds down neatly into the handle. So long as the price isn't outrageous, like $110-$120, I'm on.


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