The Spyderco Reinhold Rhino may be on the small side, but don't let its size fool you. This compact folding knife offers first-rate strength and cutting performance proportionate to many larger models of its kind. The blade is made from reliable CTS-XHP stainless steel, and offers a wide belly with plenty of edge for all manner of cutting tasks.
I wanted to try something with the compression lock, haven't had one before, have all the other Spyderco locks. The fact that there is a smaller option with XHP made it an easy choice. It is a great size, I have Medium hands and its a full 4 finger grip, knife opens very well, not quite as good as the ball bearing lock, but better than some of the liner lock spade's I have. If you really want one handed close, the ball bearing is for you, but I only care about one handed opening which this does very well. The blade is an interesting shape and I like it. Just FYI if you use any reverse grip for SD this knife is very odd to hold that way, I got this one to supplement a focused clip option, and then this will ride in my pocket without a clip and to be used an an EDC cutter, I think it will serve very well and I'm very pleased to have an XHP option.
This is a beautiful small knife that slices well and has smooth opening with solid lock-up. I changed the clip to a deep carry, otherwise no problems.
The # 1 characteristic that shines on this knife is the relatively small size and how well it still fits in my hand (L-XL work gloves) and ultimately functions. The Carpenter XHP steel is, IMHO, an underrated steel. As an all around performance steel it's my 2nd favorite behind Elmax. So, this knife has an excellent blade steel. The scales are awesome. The knife is very cool too. This could be one you pack away and break out just to show to friends.
This knife is a great, unique and stylish option that still manages to remain amazingly functional if you like smaller knives. I have mid to large size hands and the Rhino has a very satisfying feel in hand and great action. The carbon fiber/g10 handle gives a very nice texture, and the unique shape of the knife is much easier to appreciate once you’ve held it. It is unable to flick closed like most other compression lock knives, but it isn’t too much of a bother as it is still easy to close one handed. However one thing to note, I am typically ambidextrous, and while this knife feels great for right handed use, I found that the way it is designed makes for a much better left handed feel.
If my eyes aren’t deceiving me I am very impressed. Little package and price. Thanks Spyderco.
Great little discreet EDC. Blade shape is really nice. Fit and finish are perfect. The carbon fiber has just about the perfect texture. The only negative is the clip is just too big for this small of a knife. Find a deep carry clip (bm fits 😉). XHP steel. Razor sharp out of the box. Great job spyderco.
The Rhino gives you a great, four finger grip (even in my medium/large hands) and my thumb sits straight onto the blade spine so a good amount of pressure can be applied to the cut. The blade grind was perfect and typical of Spyderco's Taiwan manufacturing (that is to say, excellent). The blade shape might annoy me in a longer blade but on this little guy it works fine. Good texture on the handle helps the grip and this sinks onto the pocket easily and is barely noticeable once in there. There's nothing about the knife quality or manufactoruing which makes me actually take a 'star' off. I gave it four stars because I know that for me it can't be the 'one knife' as it's a bit small for everything I need to do. Awesome urban EDC!
The pocket clip on this Spyderco Reinhold Rhino is was too cartoonishly big/long for this small knife. The pocket clip screw holes pattern on the scale only works with the Spyderco pocket clip that comes on the Reinhold Rhino and absolutely no other Spyderco pocket clip ever made will actually work with this hole pattern!!! The pocket clip screw hole pattern is actually the exact same hole pattern used on almost every Benchmade pocket clip!!!! I actually replaced the stock pocket clip on the Spyderco Reinhold Rhino with a Benchmade Bugout mini deep carry pocket clip and it works great!!! Also The compression lock should have never been used on this knife becuase the handle is so small that it makes gripping the knife one handed while trying to disengage the compression lock very difficult/annoying. Look at the first photo on BladeHq's listing above, there's a point on the pocket clip side scale that sticks way out and on the show side scale its recessed in order for you to better access the spydie hole. I keep trying to move that point thinking it's a liner lock bar. In reality that's exactly what this knife should have been a liner lock!!! Spyderco really need to make a C.Q.I. version of the Reinhold Rhino thats a liner lock!!!