Abyss_Fish wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:27 pm
No, I never had or used a Rhino... Actually like the design, but I am much more into midsized / larger folders (the Chap is "the" exception, cause it is so perfectly designed and executed and cuts so amazingly well) and so I actually did try very few smaller ones.
It's the defacto small knife imo. If you ever need something smaller but still high performance it's the way to go. The lil' native is a bit more comfortable and the action is better but's not much of a slicer, plus it's significantly less funky
also, and don't tell anyone I told you this. But the benchmade mini deep carry clip fits perfectly on the rhino, like it was made for it. I think It's a necessary addition.
Also this is way off base from the original discussion. Soooooo. Why yes Mr. Wartstein I am interested in a slightly more full sized chaparral, in fact I'm interested in any more hyper-slicers in production!
Sorry for the late reply and thanks for the suggestions!
- Though I have to be honest: Can´t imagine that any model could replace the Chap as "being the defacto small knife" for me personally!
- but then: I never tried the Rhino, but I read that is has a 50 % thicker stock than the Chap? (3mm vs 2mm)
/ Glad you´re advocating for a "slightly more full sized Chaparral" too! (Again, for me "more fullsized" means JUST longer (about PM2 size), but NOT thicker - overall, but especially
in blade stock - keeping the 2mm in a Chap XL actually is the whole point here.
Not totally fixated on a fictional Chap XL though - an Endela or Stretch "thin edition" (so with the overall and blade- thinness of the Chap) would be equally fine (actually started a thread about this once viewtopic.php?t=85342
Or even a totally new designed, at least PM2 sized "thin" performance Spydie...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40