Designed by Polish custom knifemaker Marcin Slysz, the first-generation Techno folding knife packed tremendous strength and utility into an incredibly compact package. The Techno 2 continues this tradition and transcends the original design with even greater functionality and ease of maintenance.
The Techno 2's stonewash-finished blade is crafted from 3.5mm-thick (0.138 inch) CTS XHP stainless steel. Its high saber grind maintains a full-thickness spine for strength, while ensuring superior edge geometry for low-friction cutting performance. The refined, near-sheepfoot profile provides enhanced point utility and thoughtful jimping (textured grooves) on the thumb ramp provides an excellent purchase for maximum control during use.
The handle of the Techno 2 is constructed with two solid titanium scales precision machined from 6AL-4V titanium and sporting a handsome stonewashed matte finish. Both feature machined recesses to accept the knife's deep-pocket wire clip, which is easily reversible to support left or right-side tip-up carry. The reverse-side scale forms the foundation of the knife's stout Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism, which locks the blade securely open during use, yet can be easily released with one hand.
Green-anodized titanium standoffs join the two handle halves to create an open-backed construction style that reduces overall weight and allows easy cleaning and maintenance. For end users who like to accessorize their knives with lanyards or fobs, the Techno 2's handle also includes a generously sized lanyard hole.
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, 'You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange.' True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.