The Meat man wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:59 pm
MichaelScott wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:57 pm
The lightweight and the heavyweight
How do you like the Techno 2? I had my eye on it once upon a time. It's a pricey little knife but looks extremely well made.
I was interested for a long while. I like Marcin Slysz’s designs and I like smaller knives, but as you said, it is pricey. But not that pricey considering. I did not, nor have had, a knife scaled in titanium. That alone was very interesting to me. I also like the idea of a knife heavy enough to really work hard when necessary, and that could slice well too. I also appreciate a excellent build to accompany good designs. Finally, I am reducing my accumulation to three or four really good user knives, so spending a bit more for a few high quality knives somehow makes sense.
Then, being stuck at home recently, I was rewatching a Shabazz review of the Slysz Bowie in which he discusses the awesome design and execution of it with that knife. So, I went and checked the going price. Sticker shock to put it mildly. I thought, you know, that Techno 2 is a titanium frame Slysz and Spyderco collaboration too. I watched Nick’s review which is not as positive as his Bowie review, but it seemed to me that all of the design and execution elements were present in the Techno 2 as in the Bowie, except the Bowie’s blade is a bit easier to deploy. All the other objective
points he liked about the Bowie, are present in the Techno 2.
My assessment has proven accurate, as well as Nick’s deployment issue. But, I have adapted my opening method a bit and that isn’t really an issue for me. The Techno 2 is a knife that requires a honeymoon in order to get acquainted. It is different, a quality piece of machinery expressing design elements from a master.
Makes me smile.