Spyderco Reinhold Rhino Folding Knife 2.35" CTS-XHP Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles - C210CFP

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Part #: SP210CFP | Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP210CFP: C210CFP Reinhold Rhino
Spyderco
 
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 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 G10 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, Spyderco 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 Spyderco regretted having to make eager customers wait longer for this much-anticipated design, when they saw the result, they knew they 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/G10 laminate and thoughtfully radiused to eliminate any hot spots or sharp edges. The obverse (nearside) 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.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2.35" (60 mm)
  • Closed Length: 3.60" (91 mm)
  • Overall Length: 5.95" (151 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.23" (60 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
  • Blade Material: CTS-XHP Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Trailing Point
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Locking Mechanism: Compression Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Left/Right Carry
  • Model Number: C210CFP
  • Model Name: Reinhold Rhino
  • Weight: 2.5 oz (71 g)
  • Made in Taiwan
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
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Tom Horn
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Jun 17, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Should’ve Called It the, “Unicorn,” …
… as I was beginning to believe this was a fabled creature. Starting to wonder if I should leave funds in my will for the grand-kids to pay for it when it finally arrived : ) >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, I’m glad they took the time to give Mr. Reinhold’s excellent design the upgrades and quality it deserves. Beautiful lines on the Rhino (it’s alive, it flows). I like the upgrade to CTS-XHP; but, wouldn’t have minded a “pure working knife,” in BD1, either. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Outstanding quality, fit’n’finish on the Rhino. Love the engraved Spyderco/Reinhold logo, even on the clip. I don’t believe any of my other Spyders have that (Wait… I checked, the Hundred Pacer has it. A Taichung thing?). I am impressed with the tight quality control Spyderco has maintained on their knives. If the origin wasn’t stamped on the blade, and a few idiosyncrasies, I don’t believe you could distinguish a Seki, from a Golden, or Taichung made knife. Carbon fiber scales are nice, and fairly grippy. Handle is ergo/comfortable, if a bit short. I’ll be adding a ½” wooden bead, chocked-up to the end of the handle on para chord, as a floating pommel for more comfortable/secure grip. By design of the notch in the handle, this Rhino is much easier to open than a Dragonfly for right handers (sorry south paws). The open design of the compression lock makes this easier to keep it dirt and lint free than the Dragonfly, with its lockback. Do I have to say, “it is sharp right out of the box,” or,” that it will shave the hair on the back of your arm?” Naw. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Secret of Belly (Trailing points/upswept Persians): Everyone knows that a trailing point keeps the point away from the hide, so you don’t puncture it while skinning a mammal. But, I discovered another advantage of cutting/slicing with the belly of a knife on a New Year’s Day, many moons ago. The wife had made a London Broil to celebrate the day. Not the tender-ist cut of meat, but is very good if done well. Well, as I sawed back ‘n’ forth with a long, straight carving knife, I discovered it was done a little too, well. I brought out a knife that had some belly to it, and discovered the going much easier. Why, What are the mechanics behind it? Less surface area engaged, using the same amount of force = deeper/faster cutting. Take a 2.35” wharncliffe VS: a 2.35” trailing point, all things being equal (edge, grind, depth, etc.), on a mono-directional, linear cut (draw stroke), the wharncliffe will have more surface area of the knife edge engaged in the cut, and hence more drag/friction. The trailing point will only have the leading edge engaged in the cut, but with the same amount of force/pressure. Like driving a railroad spike, versus a nail into a block of wood. At some point as the full blade is engaged the advantage may even out. But, depending on the angle of the draw stroke and shape of the blade, the point of the trailing point may be doing just as the name implies, trailing through the cut creating little or no drag. That is why people like their 3”- 5” drop point hunters (although they may not know why), because at a natural angle without bending the wrist, it brings that belly into play (go check for yourself). Trailing points are belly. The trade off is point control. Not the knife for rope work, or woodcraft. I don’t quite recall, but I think I finally made a hatchet sheath, and a couple of boot soles from that New Year’s London Broil. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The 2.35” blade is legal in most jurisdictions I visit; a big plus. That reminds me: If you do a string measure along the edge of the blade, you will find you have 2.625” of cutting edge on this 2.35” street legal blade. This would make a nice companion carry for Spyderco’s Hundred Pacer (available at KnifeCenter.com), if you’re into trailing point blades. I didn’t keep up with Blade Show this year, but if Reinhold’s Rhino didn’t win an award the judges musta been brain dead.
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