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Spyderco byte May 2018
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THE REINHOLD RHINO™


C210CFP
MSRP: $199.95
ORIGIN: Taiwan

The Reinhold Rhino is proof positive that good things come to those who wait. It is also a shining example of Spyderco’s commitment to working with new designers who bring a fresh perspective to the knife industry.
 
The man behind this unique design is Michael Reinhold, a social worker who makes his home in northeast Indiana. Although his professional education includes degrees in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Business, one of his deepest passions is his lifelong fascination with knives—a passion that was sparked when he received his first knife from his grandfather at the tender age of seven. 
That gift was the start of what later grew into a rather substantial knife collection and ultimately a desire to design and craft his own handmade blades. At age 15, Reinhold took the plunge and made his first knife the hard way, using nothing more than an old circular saw blade, a hammer, a cold chisel, and pure determination. As his efforts progressed and he acquired better equipment, his designs and knifemaking skills evolved as well. His focus, however, remained the same: to create functional, high-quality, innovative knives that are built to last a lifetime.
 
As an avid outdoorsman and a longtime fan of Spyderco’s “little-big-knife” philosophy, Reinhold’s Rhino design began as a quest to create a knife that incorporated a trailing-point blade into a compact folder that could be carried like a traditional jackknife.  He wanted it to function as a light-duty skinning and field-dressing knife, yet still being versatile enough to tackle a broad range of other everyday cutting chores. His efforts paid off handsomely, not only in the form of a truly distinctive custom folding knife design, but one that captured Spyderco’s attention enough to prompt a factory collaboration.
 
Initially, Spyderco’s expression of the Reinhold Rhino was intended to be a pure working knife with textured G-10 scales and a CTS® BD1 stainless steel blade. Unfortunately, the quality of the first production run of this knife did not meet Spyderco’s stringent standards. Rather than release a less-than-perfect product, we moved the project to another manufacturing facility and, in the process, took full advantage of that facility’s ability to work with more sophisticated blade steels and handle materials. And although we regretted having to make eager customers wait longer for this much-anticipated design, when we saw the result, we knew we had made the right decision.
 
True to its little-big-knife theme, the Reinhold Rhino offers impressive strength and cutting performance in a very compact package. Its blade is crafted from CTS® XHP stainless steel—a workhorse blade material that provides an excellent balance of hardness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance. The sweeping trailing-point profile offers a long, curved cutting edge that packs plenty of performance into its length and a full-flat grind that gives it exceptional edge geometry. Ideally suited for a broad range of cutting chores, the blade proudly showcases a Trademark Round Hole™ that identifies it as a member of the Spyderco family and allows convenient one-handed opening.
Despite its compact size, the handle of the Reinhold Rhino offers a comfortable, hand-filling grip. Its scales are precision machined from tough carbon fiber/G-10 laminate and thoughtfully radiused to eliminate any hot spots or sharp edges. The obverse (near-side) scale also has a relieved cutout for easy access to the blade’s Round Hole. Stainless steel liners nested within the scales provide impressive structural strength and form the foundation of the knife’s Compression Lock™ mechanism. This patented lock is extremely strong and allows the knife to be easily closed with one hand without ever placing your fingers in the path of the edge. To ensure ease of carry, the Reinhold Rhino includes a reversible stainless steel pocket clip that can be configured for left or right-side tip-up carry and a lined lanyard hole for the easy attachment of fobs and lanyards.
 
Compact, convenient, and extremely capable, the Reinhold Rhino is sure to become a fan favorite.

OVERALL: 5.95 in / 151 mm
BLADE: 2.35 in / 60 mm
EDGE: 2.23 in / 57 mm
WEIGHT: 2.5 oz / 71 g
GRIND: Full-Flat
ORIGIN: Taiwan

 


FLIP YOUR CLIP!


Almost four decades ago, Spyderco revolutionized the form of the modern folding knife by being the first company to mount pocket clips on the handles of our knives. Today, our award-winning CLIPIT® folders continue to lead the industry by offering a broad range of clip styles and carry positions. In fact, most of our designs offer at least two clip mounting positions to support left and right-handed users and individual carry preferences. But to take full advantage of that versatility, you need to know how to properly change the position of your clip.
 
Before you attempt to do anything to your knife’s clip, please invest in the correct tools for the job. Depending upon your specific Spyderco knife and when it was manufactured, you may need micro screwdrivers, Torx® drivers, and/or hex wrenches to remove and remount your clip. Examine the heads of your knife’s clip screws carefully (a magnifying glass or loupe makes this easier) to determine exactly which tool you need. In general, Spyderco knives require the following tools for clip maintenance:

  • Knives with metal clips and three Torx® (star-shaped) attachment screws require a T-6 Torx driver
  • Knives with wire clips held in place by a single Torx screw require a T-8 Torx driver
  • Early Value Folders currently use hex-head screws and require a 1.5mm metric hex-head (aka “Allen”) wrench
  • Many Salt™ folders and other older models use a two-piece “barrel” nut that requires a coin (a U.S. penny or nickel works best)
  • Older knives with metal clips and three Phillips attachment screws require a small Phillips screwdriver (#1 Phillips)
    Most home improvement and hardware stores sell sets of small Torx drivers and similar micro-driver tools, so they are not difficult to find.

Once you’re sure you have the right tool for the job, you should also check the tip of that tool to make sure it is not worn. Worn tools will not fit the screw heads of your clip properly and can easily deform or strip them.
 
While you’re shopping for tools, it’s also a good idea to pick up some non-permanent thread-locking compound, like Loc-Tite®. Because Spyderco wants our customers to have the freedom to configure their knives to meet their personal carry preferences, we do not apply thread-locking compound to our clip screws at the factory. We do, however, recommend its use to help prevent your clip screws from loosening over time. 

Changing Clips Attached with Screws
 
Before you begin the process of switching your clip’s mounting position, place a folded towel or computer mouse pad on a firm, flat surface. This will protect your knife and keep it from rotating as you work.
 
Place your closed knife on the pad (never work on a knife with an open blade), insert the tip of the appropriate tool into the first screw head and apply firm downward pressure as you turn counterclockwise to loosen the screw. Downward pressure is very important, as it keeps the tool firmly anchored in the screw head to prevent stripping or deforming it. Repeat this process with the other screws until they are all loose, but leave them in the clip holes.
 
Lift the clip and the screws together, holding the screws in place with your fingertip to avoid dropping them. Apply a small drop of temporary thread-locking compound to the threads of each screw and then align the clip and screws with the handle holes for your preferred mounting position. With the knife again supported by the towel or mouse pad, turn the middle screw until it engages. This will align the clip and make the other screws easier to install. Turn all screws down until snug, and then finish tightening them while applying firm downward pressure on the tool to avoid stripping the screw heads. 
Changing Wire Clips         
 
The process for changing the position of a wire clip is very similar to that described above. Follow the same steps to loosen the single Torx screw that retains the base of wire clip. If necessary, apply pressure with your fingertip to the head of the Torx fastener on the back side of the knife to prevent it from turning. You may also use a second T-8 Torx driver in that fastener to prevent it from turning as you loosen the screw.
 
Remove the Torx screw from the female Torx fastener and remove the wire clip from the grooves in the handle. Apply a drop of thread-locker to the threads of the screw and screw it back into the female Torx fastener, but only a few turns. Push the screw head down so the head of the female Torx fastener rises up on the other side of the handle. Insert the ends of the wire clip under that fastener head and seat them in the handle grooves. Finally, tighten the screw on the other side to hold the clip in place. 
Changing Barrel Clips
 
Hold the closed knife over a towel or pad on a table and place your thumb over the head of the barrel bolt. Insert a coin into the slot on the other side of the barrel bolt and, while maintaining firm downward pressure, turn counterclockwise to loosen it. Remove the bolt assembly completely to move the clip to the opposite side. Place the base of the clip into the recess in the handle and insert the female side of the barrel bolt (the larger piece with the internal threads) through the clip hole into the handle. Apply a drop of thread-locker to the threads of the male side of the barrel bolt and screw it into the female side. Using the method described above, tighten the barrel nut with the coin.
 
With the proper tools and a little knowledge, you can easily configure the clip of your Spyderco knife to best meet your personal needs, preferences, and tactics.

The Spyderco Crew is eagerly anticipating this year’s Blade Show, which will be held June 1-3 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia. The largest and most prestigious knife show in the world, this year’s event will feature an expanded floorplan and more exhibitors and custom knifemakers than ever before. As always, Spyderco will be there in force, sharing our latest designs, offering sneak peeks of concept models and prototypes, and providing opportunities to purchase our knives direct from the source at great prices.
 
Please visit us at Booth #101! We look forward to seeing you there!!!

MID-YEAR PRODUCT GUIDE SUPPLEMENT


Spyderco is very proud and excited to announce the release of our 2018 Mid-Year Supplement. This full-color, multi-page guide showcases more than a dozen all-new products, including our latest collaborations with custom makers and designers, new evolutions of some of our most popular models, and limited-edition Sprint Runs featuring exotic blade steels and handle materials.

The complete Mid-Year Supplement featuring full product details and technical specifications is available in digital format on the Spyderco web site. We will also be offering a condensed, printed version of it at our booth at the upcoming Blade Show in Atlanta. No matter which one you choose, we’re sure you’ll be just as excited about our new products as we are!

 TATANKA™ DISCONTINUED

Effective immediately, the Tatanka folding knife (C180GP) is discontinued. All available stock of this knife has already been exhausted. As an alternative choice, we recommend the Chinook™ 4 (C63GP4), which offers the same high-strength PowerLock™ and impressive big-knife performance as the Tatanka.
 
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