Spyderco techno locking fail??????????

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by teaman2004, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. teaman2004


    Apr 8, 2011
  2. Picksmith


    Sep 4, 2009
    You have to wonder how many times he did that before the titanium deformed and it started to fail consistently. Also, you know, why...
  3. teaman2004


    Apr 8, 2011
    Thanks for your input, yup it is so weired...I never thought of that. THX bro.
  4. goodeyesniper


    Aug 31, 2009
    I didn't realize people still did spine wacks as a method of "testing" lock strength. ugh.

    unless a common use of your knife is flailing around slapping the spine into hard objects, but in that case you might want to get rid of the knife and just wear a bicycle helmet everywhere. You can't be too safe.
  5. richardtran


    Nov 15, 2010
    It looks like he is using it wrong. I would suggest that he gets a hammer.
  6. 9blades


    Dec 29, 2012
    I only see it as a problem if you use you're knives to test hammers:p
  7. Cisco Kid

    Cisco Kid

    Oct 20, 2009
    I don't know what to think and I would like to see Spyderco's opinion. The RIL is supposed to be a "hard-duty locking mechanism" and the knife has a "vault-like construction," to use Spyderco's own descriptors. The locking mechanism seems to be failing a bit too easily in the video, but, perhaps, it may not be fully engaged or it may be defective. I still like the knife and will carry it, but would like to see more evidence corroborating or negating what is shown in the video.
  8. goodeyesniper


    Aug 31, 2009
    The problem is the spine wack is a completely useless test, it does not test lock strength. It's like rolling your car off a cliff and then complaining that the airbags clearly weren't doing their job properly. The quick, snapping impact on the spine is something that will never happen, in hard use or otherwise. And if for some reason it did happen, you have more to worry about than why your lock disengaged, like maybe getting a belt in your mouth until your seizure stops....

    Frame and liner locks are particularly susceptible to failing this "test" even if they really are tanks of locks and well designed.
  9. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    1- We have no way to know how many times the person did this prior to filming. The video quality is poor, and that is being nice.
    2- Simply put, the lock won't fail if you use your knife to actually cut with (sharpened side into the material), and not smash bugs on a desktop.
    3- Spyderco has addressed this before, as have lots of other manufacturers. The consensus is that the pressure can deform the Ti enough to change the lock bar geometry enough to cause slippage.
    4- I don't think the warranty covers purposeful abuse and intentional misuse. The way the person easily flicked the knife open would possibly indicate the pivot is not tight enough, and a loose knife like that will slip.
  10. Razorsharp1986


    Feb 23, 2009
    All things considered, I had a faulty lock-up on a brand new Techno.
    It was so bad, that the blade could wiggle around like a saussage.
  11. berserk87


    Sep 16, 2009
    I just wish that I had patented the question mark after I had invented it, because I would have made a few bucks in royalties from the title of the original post...
  12. Rslifka007

    Rslifka007 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    I've just ordered a Spyderco TECHNO and am 100% confident that it will be a Wonderful non-flawed knife that I will enjoy for many years. :)
  13. chris6464h


    Jun 29, 2012
    This knife is awesome this test it stupid the only time a spin would be wacked in use is batoning witch should only be done with a fixed blade. Also if u did baton WTF it's a 2" blade that's dumb!
  14. Raylas


    Jul 27, 2012
    Uhhh, dude! Yeah, you, in the video. YOU'RE USING THE WRONG SIDE!

    And this is directed to the OP: Go ahead and buy the Techno, you won't regret it. I promise you won't, trust us :).
  15. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    I dont no why we are paying any attention to this video,its just a way of disrespecting the manufacturer,designer,knife itself.I own a Techno and using it hard with no problems in any areas.It is well designed and usable edc blade.
  16. KNaB


    Oct 18, 2008
    With all due respect, OP, don't put too much stock into "lock fail" videos on youtube. You, as a member here, will learn infinitely more about knives and testing on this site as opposed to 99% (Ankerson being one of the 1%) of the knife test videos on youtube. Also, for your sake, stay away from any video by neptuneknives.
  17. teaman2004


    Apr 8, 2011
    Sorry bro. the question mark key stucked.:D
  18. CapitalizedLiving

    CapitalizedLiving Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    My opinion: anyone who wants to know how to use a folding knife should start with non-locking folders and work their way up. I have had knives with no locking mechanisms that do not fail under normal use (ie putting pressure on the cutting side) because the use falls within the intended purpose of the knife. For this reason I have no real need to carry a folder with any locking mechanism, and I imagine most people are in the same boat but simply don't realize it.

    Those who question the locking mechanism on a knife should consider how the knife is meant to be used prior to determining if the lock is sufficient. Or better yet, simply use the knife to cut things so you can focus on what matters most, such as edge geometry, maintenance, and other properties actually related to the knife's function.
  19. FCM415

    FCM415 Banned BANNED

    Jul 9, 2012
    I'm sure as hell not gonna test that on my Techno thank you very much, I'm happy with its performance as is.
  20. Sithus1966


    Jan 24, 2008
    Everyone that has watched the video should have given it a thumbs down.

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