Rinaldi Prototype, revisited-PICS

dogboye

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Below are three pictures of the Rinaldi Prototype, now called the Enigma, that I bought from Edge Equipment. The sheath is a low profile type that I made for it over the weekend.

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iktomi

[This message has been edited by rockspyder (edited 07-05-2000).]
 
RS,

Nice job... simple and functional. Question... Where did you get the strap. I being thinking of replacing some kydex clips with the strap retainer.

sing

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Oh, nice! I like it. Nice pointy blade coupled with a secure integral subhilted grip. That sheath looks good too.

Joe
 
Thanks guys!

Sing, I ordered the straps directly from Blade-Tech. After trying kyder loops, nylon loops, and Tek-Loks, these "Pull-the-Dot" straps work the best for me. They come in pairs, so order one set, and you're set for either two sheaths, or a replacement. They last a pretty good while, too. My first one is still going, after over a year, and innumerable openings and closings, so to speak.

Highly recommended (as is the knife itself).

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iktomi
 
RS,

Thanks for the info. Yeah, I like the knife. It actually is pretty similar to the Lightfoot C4 I have, except the index of of the lightfoot is a slightly lower the than the rest of the palm cutout and has a bit more belly on the blade. Gives a good grip. I haven't used it enough to figure out whether I like it for general utility.

I thought you ground the index point down a bit... I can't notice it your picture. Either that's before modification, or you did a really good job (unlike me) with the modification that it doesn't show.

sing

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[This message has been edited by sing (edited 07-06-2000).]
 
Sing, that is after I ground down the index peak. The peak between the index finger and the rest of your fingers. I did my best to round it off nicely and get it even. It probably took me about 15 minutes to grind off 1/8" or less. Actually, probably less than 1/8". I like it MUCH better with it shortened; more comfortable in a edge-up grip (cutting UP on something), yet none of the indexing or secureness of the grip is lost. Don't get me wrong, the peak was done nicely before; I just modified it to suit my purposes more.

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iktomi
 
The stock is 1/8" D2, heat treated by Paul Bos. The blade is 3 3/4", and the overall length is 8 1/4". The blade is 1 1/4" wide at the widest point.

My "first impressions" are in this thread.

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iktomi
 
Hey Rockspyder...If you want send that blade back after I get the Paul Bos stenciles and I will put a proper satin finish on and mark it for you. I like the sheath you made and will get hold of Victor at Blade Tech to set me up with some of those loops, they look very nice.. Glad to see you are having fun with your new blade;-)

Take Care
Trace Rinaldi
 
THANKS Trace!! I guess you noticed that I had done a little work on the finish? Oops...
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I don't dislike it like it is now. Actually, I rather LIKE it, and it really isn't as HI-VIZ as it looks in the first picture. I think that is a result of overexposure during the scanning. I was trying to make sure that I got plenty of details of the mosaic pins, and the grain of the micarta. Plus, it seems to be downright impervious to scratching, except one place where I nicked it while I was sharpening it. Again,
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. But, I think this knife is awesome. Whenever I go out and feel like I need a little something "more," this knife is the one I grab. And with the lower profile sheath, it rides pretty much anywhere, even pretty nicely in the front pocket of my jeans. I went out over the weekend on my motorcycle, and I knew that I would have to go through one of the "less attractive" areas nearby. The Proto tucked down nicely into the inside breast pocket of my leather jacket, cross-draw for my right hand. ANY knife might not have done much good for me if I REALLY needed it, but I felt more secure with the Proto riding along. I just feel this knife strikes an almost perfect balance between defense and utility, size (convenience) and effectiveness, for me or someone my size.

I'll be anxious to hear how other people like the "Pull-the-Dot" straps; I think they're GREAT! And I really look forward to seeing the Paul Bos stencil.

Thanks again!

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iktomi
 
RS,

>>I'll be anxious to hear how other people like the "Pull-the-Dot" straps; I think they're GREAT! <<

I like those. I had a sheath done for my WM1 a year ago by Mike Sastre which had that strap instead of the kydex/concealex clip. It serves fine with less protrusion.

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=135433&a=992914&p=13441885

sing

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[This message has been edited by sing (edited 07-10-2000).]
 
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