I hear ya, BTG. Just doesn't seem possible that such a unique, intelligently-designed beast of a blade that even has a compression lock can seriously be had for only about $50.BTG wrote:...feel like I'm stealing at that price.
Thanks man! I am glad you've enjoyed it. I hope you will like your new Rhino too.abbazaba wrote:Excellent posts Michael. Thank you for taking the time to write this up!
Rhino on pre-order (obviously )
That is very kind of you, Darby. I greatly appreciate the kind words. It has been my genuine pleasure to share this journey with you and the other spydernuts.bearfacedkiller wrote:Enjoying the write up my man! You are a good knife maker and a good salesman. I really want one. Thanks for sharing this with us. It is inspiring.
Appreciate that, Spydergirl!Spydergirl88 wrote:Great write up look forward to each update
LOL! Thank you, Dan. I'm not sure if it's talent, but I do try. I do appreciate you saying that, though. I agree--dark green canvas Micarta is a fantastic handle material. I recently purchased more, so more green-handled knives will be coming!farnorthdan wrote:Fantastic Michael, you got real talent brother, I really like your choice of scale material, one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the process.
Thank you, PaleMoon! I really appreciate your kind words. I hope you will enjoy the Rhino very much.PaleMoon wrote:The Rhino has been my most anticipated release following the Amsterdam meet pictures, and seeing its origin story here makes it even more exciting! Congratulations Michael on the collaboration, and thank you for all the information you've shared.
Glad to hear you've enjoyed it, JD. I've had a bit of fun putting it together too. (For some reason, however, I don't remember taking so many pictures along the way, lol).J D Wijbenga wrote:Thanks for the WIP! Very interesting to see a knife come to life!
I'm glad to hear that, BTG. I know you are a connoisseur of Spyderco's knives, so this means a lot.BTG wrote:Great write up..Great looking little knife, love the color...feel like I'm stealing at that price. Thank you & keep up the good work.
Well done, Sully! Very fitting indeed.Sully wrote:I hear ya, BTG. Just doesn't seem possible that such a unique, intelligently-designed beast of a blade that even has a compression lock can seriously be had for only about $50.BTG wrote:...feel like I'm stealing at that price.
Thank you, sir! That really means a lot. I am glad to hear you've enjoyed the little bio on the Rhino.Liquid Cobra wrote:I'm simply blown away. I can't imagine how good it must feel to design and then make something like this. I can't thank you enough for posting these details.
Thank you much, Capt! It has been my pleasure to share the story with you.Capt'n Boatsalot wrote:Congrats Michael! What a cool and inspirational story! I have really enjoyed watching the progression of the knife being made, and so thank you very much for sharing it!
I'll be picking one of these up for sure.
Thank you, Brock O Lee. I appreciate the kind words. Although Micarta is a durable and attractive material, Sal mentioned having past issues with warping/shrinkage with Micarta. Maybe we would eventually see after-market scales in other colors of G-10? I will probably try making some custom scales for my own Spyderco Rhino.Brock O Lee wrote:I always enjoy these work-in-progress pictures. Congrats on your knife Spydernut, it looks like a sweet little thing. I can see how this one can become one of those gateway spydies: it's a handsome design in a people friendly size, with a great lock and G10, all at an affordable price.
I'm sad to see that the micarta did not make it to the production model, that would have been epic.
JT, you are too kind. I think all it really takes is a bit of imagination and a lot of elbow grease. If you can dream it, it can be built. I think Thomas Edison said it best, "Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."JT wrote:Excellent!
My hat's off to you, I really admire people who can do such precise stuff. A bit of an engineer and a bit of an artist mind is required I guess
Me, I can dream about things and "imagine" them ready, but they never ever a) end up ready or
b) they end up looking like c*ap instead of what I thought they would be
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