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Spyderco Techno First Impressions.

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Steel130, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Steel130

    Steel130 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Alright, I went out and snapped a bunch of phots. And also have a video uploading now. I am no expert photographer, so bear with me. I tried to shoot pictures of things I like to see, or that I though you may want to see.

    Impressions.

    Stout. This is a beefy little guy. Thick titanium framelock, with no bladeplay in any direction ( always a huge plus out of the box). The blade is a whopping 5mm thick. Not sure if this is the thickest blade Spyderco has done, ( perhaps the Tuff? ), it is however the thickest Spyderco I have handled. Eyeballing the edge and blade geometries, it appears to come down as thin behind the edge as the Paramilitary 2. Again this is just visual speculation, as I do not have calipers yet.

    The Handle is very comfy in my extra large hands. In the " natural " sabre grip, I get a comfortable three finger grasp, with my thumb on the gimping. I am comfortable choking up just behind the edge, which allows for a four finger grasp.

    Fit and finish is excellent. The edge of the backspacer not raised, are flush with the titanium. The slightly raised "gear" pattern, or oversized gimping, if you will, is not overly aggressive. It is also not overly raised. Dead centered. The stonewash is very nice, reminds me of Anso stonewashes.

    I will let the photos do the rest of the talking until I am ready for a full review. Some photos may be in the wrong direction until Photobucket updates them.

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012
  2. Alexander Dietz

    Alexander Dietz Banned BANNED

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    Jul 31, 2011
    Cant wait for mine! Good pics! Iv been on youtube for a long time and just now found your channel looks pretty cool so i subbed!
     
  3. 1SHOT1KILL

    1SHOT1KILL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    I love everything about this knife...except the price tag and the Taiwan on the blade...I know the story behind it....still can't get my head around it.
     
  4. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    It is steeply priced, no doubt, and I balked at first, but Mr. Sal knows we can't say no to this one. I think also that its not easy to come up with new design variants in a saturated market that still will have mass appeal, but I think this is one of them. I like also the blue spacer (very nice) and deep wire clip. But I like what I'm seeing, and think this one is a hit.
     
  5. Steel130

    Steel130 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Thanks bro! I think you will really like this blade.
     
  6. Steel130

    Steel130 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    I agree. I think it is pretty neat design. And I do think it will be pretty popular, for people who don't mind pocket tanks.
     
  7. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Thanks for the great shots and initial review. I'm liking this design quite a bit. Makes me even more excited that mine will be here in the next day or so. Mike
     
  8. This knife is very, very high on my list. It really reminds me of a Mike Obenauf folder that i lost trying on coats at a store many years ago. The Techno will be a great, legal sized, heavy duty EDC.
     
  9. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Love that pic with the toad! I really like this knife, but I can't stomach the price; even though it is probably worth it.
     
  10. richardtran

    richardtran

    259
    Nov 15, 2010
    I didn't even notice the toad until you mentioned it. Great pics Steel I think I need this knife.
     
  11. Dao.Hung_105

    Dao.Hung_105

    247
    Jun 6, 2011
    I've been waiting for this thing for a long while. I think it's well worth the money. Oh well, maybe the ZT 560 can wait...Or the Brad Southard flipper :-?
     
  12. snowreaper1

    snowreaper1 Banned BANNED

    Nov 26, 2010
    Wish it was a tad bigger. Just enough for a real full 4 finger grip. Love that Spyderco came out with a beefy framelock and a monster thick blade. Would like to see more of em
    in the future.
     
  13. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Great shots Steel. Thanx much.

    Kudos to everyone involved; Marcins created a great design, Pitre brought the knife to our attention, Carpenter got their XHP to us in time, our maker in Taichung met the design challenge very well with exceptional quality and the Spyderco crew made it happen.

    sal
     
  14. xtal

    xtal

    105
    Jan 20, 2011
    Congratulations to Spyderco on making it happen. I'm looking forward to getting mine on Monday.
     
  15. Steel130

    Steel130 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Wow. Thanks for the compliments Sal! This is one of my most loved Spyderco's to date. And everyone involved with it did a fantastic job.
     
  16. JDunn709

    JDunn709

    Jan 7, 2009
    I agree, that's an awesome picture!
     
  17. viper89

    viper89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Great pics bro!
     
  18. Steel130

    Steel130 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Thanks guys. When I was out walking around snapping pictures, I looked over at our old well, and he was just chilling there. He only wanted one picture though haha.
     
  19. jackthedog

    jackthedog

    835
    Dec 21, 2009
    I'm really intrigued by this knife. I can't decide if it will fit my hand well so I'm a bit hesitant to order.
     
  20. jwolf90

    jwolf90

    Oct 17, 2011
    Nice pics, now I want one even more Another homerun for Sal and the Spyderco crew:thumbup: Spyderco will be seeing some Benjamin's from me this year thats for sure
     

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