Introducing: the Glow Rhino Reactor

Over the past few years, a good pocket knife has become an essential part of what I have with me every day (aka Every Day Carry). Even since I’ve been working from home, I still have a knife handy, for opening packages and whatnot. When we go camping, I switch to one that I’ve got a tritium glow fob attached to, so I can easily find it. Well, the recently-released Glow Rhino Reactor ups that game, and does it in a sleek everyday package.

First off, if you’re not familiar with tritium, we should talk about that. In short, it’s a radioactive gas that is weak enough that it can’t penetrate the glass it’s encapsulated in (it most commonly shows up on watches, like this one). It reacts with the phosphor lining, and creates a glow that requires no charging, either from the sun or an outlet. It’s super slick stuff, and makes finding your gear a cinch in the dark. Glow Rhino has a deeper breakdown on how it works here.

For the Glow Rhino Reactor, they’ve actually embedded two tritium inserts – in green, usually the brightest – with one on each side of the titanium handles. This means, no mater how the knife is laying, you’ll find it. Of course, with a titanium chassis, it’s going to be pretty light and easy to carry, so odds are it’ll just be in your pocket all the time. The 3″ blade is made of S35VN steel, which should be a good general-use blade (KnifeUp talks more about the steel here). With the flip tab on the back, frame lock mechanism (always good to have the blade held in place) and a deep-carry clip, this is a knife that looks like a great every day knife, as well as for scenarios like my camping.

The Glow Rhino Reactor is available now for $249 in either a satin (my favorite) or black PVD finish, with green being the only choice of tritium (some of their other items offer blue as well). If that’s a bit steep, but you’re curious about what Glow Rhino is producing, they’ve also got a titanium pry bar (with tritium insert) for $50, and a caged glow fob for $40 (in steel; titanium is $50). There’s a lot to like here with this knife, and you can see it all – and order your own – over at glowrhino.com

Tech Specs from Glow Rhino


  • 2 XL Tritium Inserts
  • Blade Steel: S35VN
  • Drop Point Blade
  • Handles: Titanium
  • Framelock
  • Satin or Black PVD Finishes
  • Deep Carry Pocket Clip
  • Pry Bar/Lanyard Attachment


  • Handle Length: 2.9″
  • Blade Length: 2.9″
  • Overall: 6.9″
  • Height: 1″

Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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