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Rinaldi Warhawk

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I'm thinking of purchasing a Rinaldi Warhawk. Anyone hear own one or any of Rinaldi's knives? What do you think?
 
I have one of his TTKK knives. It is awesome. If you do a search, I bet you will find several screenfuls of great user feedback on his various knives. I would buy the knife I have again in a hearbeat, it is simply awesome for what it was built for.

Sid
 
Have a Warhawk and a Taipan neck knife, both in BG-42. Like them a lot.

Also wait for a 5"-TTTKK (the extra T is for Talonite). Trace seems to be so tied up with military orders recently. So you need a little patience (just talking to myself)
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Dew.




[This message has been edited by Dew (edited 05 July 1999).]
 
I have a 5.5" TTTKK on order also. I'm hunkering down for a bit of a wait. Hopefully he'll free up soon, I CAN'T FREAKIN' WAIT for that knife

Joe
 
Joe,

Nice to know that having your name in it does not mean you get a higher priority than I
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Since talonite has been around for a while and I guess you may have some experience with this material already, let me ask whether you have more conclusive comment whether it's a promising choice for knives. What would be the disadvantage of talonite? Can I have a bigger knife made from it? ex. camp knife.

Dew.

P.S. It's so delightful that more and more makers dare to try new material. (I have ordered a CPM3V "little knife" from Mel Sorg
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). I agree with your comment given elsewhere about ATS-34. I have no doubt it's a good steel, but it's just everywhere, like Macdonald (except that it's Jap product). I prefer to have more variety in my collection.
 
I have a Taipan and one of Trace's earlier TKK's, a 4-1/2" BG-42 model that I love, and I 'm working a deal on a LUK at this point. I'm a big fan of Trace's work, the Warhawk should be a winner as well.

Hmmm, a TTTKK? I might have to have a talk with Mr. Rinaldi about one of those. Any idea what kind of premium Trace is getting for using the Talonite over, say, BG-42 or ATS-34? I'd rather not bother him with trivial questions, I'm sure you'd rather he be grinding away instead of answering phone calls and such.

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Don LeHue

The pen is mightier than the sword...outside of arm's reach. Modify radius accordingly for rifle.




[This message has been edited by DonL (edited 06 July 1999).]
 
I have one of Trace's knives that he custom made for me.Which he intends to put on his web-page and tentively will be called the
"Night Raider".Getting ready to send it back so he can make a ride along blade to match.One of the best people to deal with.The knife he made was out of 1/4 in. BG-42 stock,9 in. balde,black micarta or g-10 handles with stainless screws holding them on and the whole thing was blk-ti,very nice and a very live feel in the hand for such a large blade.Thanks again Trace and i can't wait to see my new rig with the ride along.
 
Dew,

The Chimara in Talonite (r) pictured on Trace's site is mine although the fancy mosaic pin doesn't show well. BTW it is very similar to Joe's TTKK except with the handles. As for Talonite (r), Trace will confirm that it is one heck of a blade material. I have a couple of Talonite blades now and a few more in work. It has become my first choice for my knives.

-=[Bob]=-
 
Dew, believe it or not I'm still waiting from my first talonite knife, that talonite TTKK. Although Walter may be sending me a talonite knife to check out sometime sooner. Let you know what I think soon.

If I can get a talonite Chimera or something, I can test it directly against my ATS-34 TTKK. The blades are practically identical, so it'll be a real apples to apples test.

Joe
 
Whoever asked about the price addition of Talonite. Mr. Rinaldi doesn't have talonite on hand. You order it from Mr. Simonich and he sends it to Mr. Rinaldi. A 1/8 in piece runs around 80 bucks and a 5/32 one about 120n buck and then I think it is just the regular price of the blade.

thanks and take care
collin
 
I have one of Trace's "Spook" models, nice knife, I've got mine set up as a concealed last chance sort of thing. It's small but potent. Wish I could have one of his larger knives, but that'll have to wait for awhile, sigh.
 
I know we can't talk talonite without mentioning Rob Simonich. I browse his site regularly to read about the progress of this material. Actually there's a prototype in there named Kanji that looks quite attractive. Rob said it would have to be ordered via Ron Hood. The Hoods would bring the knife to Peru with them to test. So far I couldn't find the result anywhere. Does anyone have an update?

Dew.

P.S. Not to mention that R.J. Martin's talonite kwaiken on Les's site. Wow!

[This message has been edited by Dew (edited 07 July 1999).]
 
Dew,

Ron Hood has posted on Rob's web page bulletin board about the Kanji in Peru. He has also posted here on the forums several times lauding that knife.

Maxpower,

Tell me why the mention of Talonite has tripped your trigger.


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I did NOT escape from the institution! They gave me a day pass!


 
Because the thread was posted to discussthe Rinaldi WARHAWK, and all I've heard about is talonite, Talonite, TALONITE!!!
 
Bob, Thanks for the info. I got it. There's a thread about Kanji on Rob's message board. I'd surely get one when it's available.

Max, sorry if this bothers you. We usually don't want to lose the continuity and our chain of thought by starting a new thread. You seem new to usenet/public forum discussion. If you don't get used to it, I'm afraid you're gonna suffer for the rest of your life.
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Dew.

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My next excuse: Honey, this one's different. It's talonite.

 
I would appreciate you not talking to me like I'm some punk newcomwer. I've been here for quite some time I know how things work, that doesn't mean I have to agree with it. All I know is that when some posts a topic, I stay on topic and then if I have anything extra to say I say it.
 
Whoa, I think Dew was being humorous, not treating you like a punk. If you want to keep on topic, just steer it back that way, but I don't think anyone was putting you down or changing topic with ill intent.
 
Dew wasn't out of line at all. Max, with all due respect, if you're going to get upset every time one of your topics drifts, you might as well just post your "stop drifting the topic" as the first response to every one of your posts. Topic drift is the rule, not the exception. Hey, my post on the Spyderco Moran drifted into a discussion of paleontology!

Joe
 
Paleontology? *Oops* Sorry, drifting again, my bad.
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Don LeHue

The pen is mightier than the sword...outside of arm's reach. Modify radius accordingly for rifle.


 
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