More info on the upcoming Techno pls.

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More info on the upcoming Techno pls.

Postby Spygineer » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:00 pm

Hey folks,

Just wanted to ask those in the know if they can shed more info on the techno. This is one i am looking forward to the most.

Is it a spyderco or custom design? It has an Anso look to it.
What are the dimensions? Is it ladybug size or cricket size?
How does it feel in hand?
When is it expected to hit the market?

Thanks in advance. Havent looked forward to a knife in a long while
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Postby defenestrate » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:21 am

I believe the design is a custom collaboration with a Polish designer. Also got the impression that it would be similar in size to the Leafstorm but I can't say that with 100% certainty. If this is accurate the length would probably be in the ballpark of the Dragonfly, thus a little longer than the 2 you mention.
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Postby Creepo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:40 am

It truly reminds me of Ansos work so you're not the only one. It's made by a Polish knifemaker Marci Slysz, I haven't been able to find a lot of his work, mainly fixed blades and a couple folders.

The current prototype shown in Wouters pics seems to be a custom prototype made by Marcin Slysz himself. Since it is not an actual production prototype I would guess it's still rather far from actual production. People were comparing it to the Leafstorm quite a lot so it's probably similar size and many who attended the meet seemed to really like it.

BTW, this thread needs a pic:
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Postby Spygineer » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:51 am

Thank you for the clarification dfens and creepo. I had a very custom look to it which i liked. I totally guaged the size incorrectly. I was thinking spyderco mouse size when i first saw the pics. I was on the lookout for some tank-like little big knives.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:53 am

It is a great looking knife and I hope that if it goes to production that it changes VERY little. I love the very rugged and tough look that it has.
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Postby Jijoel » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:56 am

I handled the knife and it has the same type of build as a strider pt.
Small but very strong. (size could be compared to the leafstorm but ergo's on this one are much nicer/better ( i really like the looks of the leafstorm but ergo's are not usable for me))

Sal told us spyderco is going to make it just like this custom piece.
Only the clip was to strong and Sal was looking for something else for the clip but the knife was so popular spyderco will try to make it the same as production knife. The clip looks like a sebenza clip.
I really liked the dark stonewash finish on the blade and on the handles.
It looks like it's used and if you are going to use it you wont see any scratches because it has the used look.
I also liked the nice rounded edges on the ti handles. A nice blue backspacer and little lanyard made it even prettier.

It was also my favorite along with the Southard flipper folder.
So i hope spyderco is going to make both knives but also hope they make them just exactly like these custom knives because they were great.

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Postby vito72 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:23 am

Jijoel wrote:I handled the knife and it has the same type of build as a strider pt.
Small but very strong. (size could be compared to the leafstorm but ergo's on this one are much nicer/better ( i really like the looks of the leafstorm but ergo's are not usable for me))

Sal told us spyderco is going to make it just like this custom piece.
Only the clip was to strong and Sal was looking for something else for the clip but the knife was so popular spyderco will try to make it the same as production knife. The clip looks like a sebenza clip.
I really liked the dark stonewash finish on the blade and on the handles.
It looks like it's used and if you are going to use it you wont see any scratches because it has the used look.
I also liked the nice rounded edges on the ti handles. A nice blue backspacer and little lanyard made it even prettier.

It was also my favorite along with the Southard flipper folder.
So i hope spyderco is going to make both knives but also hope they make them just exactly like these custom knives because they were great.
Very good news, so handle will be steel made, i hove they will not do in titanium.I prefer a polished blade but even satin-stone washed can be.

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Postby toomzz » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:49 am

Great blade, keep 'em overall dull gray in production; LOTS of appeal and charism!

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Postby Sequimite » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:58 am

Love the faux antique finish and the original Military type jimping.
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Postby Seanski » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:47 am

Lovely knife, absolutely beautiful just the way it's pictured, don't change a thing. :)
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Postby pl4stic » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:06 am

This one looks great. Looking forward to it.

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Postby pl4stic » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:01 pm

Can someone please tell me what kind of knot is on the lanyard in the prototype photo? Thanks.

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Postby majornub » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:15 pm

It should even come with the lanyard and bead too. The blue looks great with the bead blasted ti.

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Postby rororo64 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:58 pm

Ok, I posted this in another thread, but on BF there is info and some pics of the production version of the Techno. The steel is to be the CTS-XHP, with a wire clip, a blue backspacer(g10 maybe?) and is to be made in Taiwan.

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Postby SpydieZ » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:00 pm

rororo64 wrote:Ok, I posted this in another thread, but on BF there is info and some pics of the production version of the Techno. The steel is to be the CTS-XHP, with a wire clip, a blue backspacer(g10 maybe?) and is to be made in Taiwan.
Seriously?! That's sounds perfect the only the I didn't like about the prototype was the tip down clip :-)

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Postby wsdavies » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:13 pm

Looks good to me. I'm really growing to like the wire clips.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:18 pm

I think that the prototype looks much better than those pics...
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Postby Sequimite » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:54 pm

For me the problem isn't that it is blue but that it is a uniform plastic looking blue. A denim look would be nice. Look at all the different shades in the original gray spacer.

Also the original is anodized with the edges sanded to give an antiqued look. The production proto looks like straight TI. If they anodize it in a way that compliments the spacer I'd be happy to sand the edges myself or just let it wear naturally.

I like it overall.
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Postby mattman » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:25 pm

I am surely following the evolution of this knife... but I must say, the beautifully subtle finish on the proto shown in the Amsterdam thread was the first things that drew me in. The clip change I'm good with, because while the other one was visually more appealing, the ambi wire one will likely be more useful... I would also like to hear some theory on the lock cut-out being on the outside of the scale... I haven't noticed that anywhere before, but maybe I'm not that observant. Is that a common practice? I haven't decided on the spacer yet, as I love that color of blue, but it seems to conflict with the inherent subtlety of the finish on the Amsterdam prototype that was so deceptively eye-catching.

In the end, I'm sure I'll be getting one of these, but I may have to contact Mr. Slysz, and arrange to purchase my first custom, as well.


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