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Techno 2

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by JohnM, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. JohnM


    Oct 22, 2005
    Just heard that Spyderco is coming out with a variation on the Techno -- the 2 will have a thinner, sheepsfoot style, 2.55" blade. Looks a useful little knife.

    Anyone out there own or familiar with the Techno in terms of ergonomics, feel in hand, etc.? The 2 will be made in Taiwan, I believe.

  2. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    The Techno is a small but thick knife, make sit feel much larger in hand than it appears. It has been cited as comparable to larger blades in a small package. I love mine, it's broken in well and makes for a great EDC, the blade is just a bit too thick for slicing.
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  3. JohnM


    Oct 22, 2005
    Thanks lieferun. The 2 will have a thinner blade, which should help with slicing.
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  4. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    I’ve owned and sold 3 Technos. I would always just end up grabbing something a little bigger and lightweight.

    Hope the techno2 drops a oz or two.
  5. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Think I prefer original Techno than model 2.
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  6. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I liked the Techno a lot from a design point, but it was always too small for me, so I sold it. I can’t keep around knives that don’t get carried.
  7. CAD


    Jan 11, 2006

    Techno.........3.6 oz
    Techno 2......3.4 oz

    Not that much lighter!
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  8. JohnM


    Oct 22, 2005
    So far, not much enthusiasm here for the Techno or Techno 2. It is a beefy knife with a short blade, which may not be the most practical or versatile. Still, Marcin Slysz designs are well regarded.
  9. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    I love my Techno 1. Not a fan of the blade shape on the Techno 2, so no enthusiasm there.
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  10. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I owned the Techno twice. The ergos weren't good for me.
    I think they should have changed the design more than they did.
  11. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    Spyderco did not change the design, it is based on Marcin Slysz's Mouse 2. Ask Marcin why he didn't change mire :p
  12. gusnuts

    gusnuts Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    I owned the Techno found the ergos and overall feel to be excellent. The reason I sold it was because the lockbar got in the way when I tried to flick it open. I actually prefer the blade on the Techno 2 a lot more so I may give this one a shot.
  13. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I also found the "flick" opening to be unnatural. And the lockbar cutout was snaggy when pocketing. They did change the lock bar cutout.
  14. Humint


    Apr 1, 2011
    Bump because this is my number 1 release I am looking forward to this year out of all knife companies.
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  15. Dudelepowski


    Jun 26, 2012
    Agreed. The Techno 1 was a love hate design around here but I'm really excited about this new version. The blade thickness on the techno 1 doesnt make sense to me but I've been carrying it lately in anticipation of the 2.
  16. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    It feels a little stubby in hand to me but is not uncomfortable. Also the quality of the older techno is outstanding.
  17. AlwaysTomboy


    Jan 31, 2016
    I like Techno quite a bit. It's the only Spyderco I can flick, and it thumb flicks beautifully. It's a tiny tank of a knife. Spyderco is known for making thin, slicey blades and that's a good thing, but some folks worry about the thin blade stock and the pointy tips. Techno is the exception to that. It may not be as thin and slicey as Spyderco's other offerings, but it cuts plenty well for my every day uses, which are admittedly light. I wouldn't want to use it for hours and hours cutting up cardboard, but if you did need to use it to break down a cardboard box, you wouldn't have to worry if you also needed to pry out a staple or two.

    I'm not as excited about Techno 2 since it changes the things I like about the original - the blade shape and thickness.

  18. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    I'm excited for the slicier blade, the techno is a little gem.
  19. Ruudr


    Jul 1, 2010
    I’ve handled it on the Spyderco Meet in Amstersam. The Techno 2 is much different. Thinner blade, thinner frame, different blade geometry and a different lock geometry. I really liked it. I have the Techo but definitely will get the Techno 2!
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  20. orixa


    Dec 22, 2012
    I had the original Techno and hence sold it, here's why: I find it more of a designer knife/pocket jewellery than what it was marketed to be; ie. a so called "Little Big Knife" for EDC. As a knife it fails on almost all counts of everyday tasks. Because of the thickness of the blade, it preforms poorly at tight spots such as opening up envelops, it's too short to be used as food prep. Even halving a sandwich it compresses the bread instead of cutting it. I can't begin to tell you how useless it is around the grill in the summer. On top of that, the wire clip and the extra slots for ...I dunno...left pocket carry...? simply destroys the original design.
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