Techno vs Techno 2

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby NoFair » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:05 am

Have you had any issues with the lock face since you mention it as a negative? Both my Technos lock up perfectly with no issues what so ever even after years of use..

I agree on many of your other points, but don't really see the issue about the lock.
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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby ugaarguy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:07 am

I'll wait on the real Nick to do a real review with the real knife in his possession. I hope your confidence isn't misplaced.

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:29 am

Paragraphs

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby NickShabazz » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:31 pm

Not a bad impression (although I tend to break up my text a bit more!). And I suspect that the standoffs are for balance, not for aesthetics. But I do look forward to handling one myself!
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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby MichaelScott » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:06 pm

Yes, paragraphs would be very helpful.
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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby RobDigi » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:19 pm

Another vote,
for paragraphs.

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby Donut » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:48 pm

I think you could always take the thing apart and use oven cleaner to remove the coloring.

Some dude on blade forums was selling standoffs for the Techno 1. If you're willing to pay for the standoffs, I bet you can get them colored more plain.

In my opinion, it's a pretty boring looking knife already with the stone washed blade and the gray handles. The blue back spacer at least gives it some personality. I think you can get any color back spacer you want from cuscadi and they stock a lot of them. I had an Orange one and now have a Glow in the Dark one for my Techno.
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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby ugaarguy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Schpyder wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Sorry about the writing. The standoff’s on the 2 are nice but not in Z Hunter green. How about stone wash style like what is on the Spydie Chef. Much classier looking. If you have black velvet Elvis paintings , floral pattern sofas and high shag carpet in your trailer you make love the green. I do not.
Wow, stereotype people much? I think bright orange is hideous, so I prefer bright green as an alternative high vis color. I hate that bright green has become the default color of cheap zombie themed knives though. I do think blue or red would look better against the black, since the standoff coloring is used for accent rather than visibility in this case.

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby gingerninja » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:06 pm

Plus 1 on paragraphs.
Gave up reading the post.

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby Termite Toothpick » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:01 am

Interesting point of view, I would definitely like to get my hands on one to check it out before I buy one. I think the standoffs are a better look than the closed off back spacer... and I kind of dig the subtle splash of color done this way. I'm sure you would also be able to get different colors if one is so opposed to green.
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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby FX sniper » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:24 am

I´ve seen several images on the net with "MarcinS Mouse gen 2" in anodized green. Maybe the decision to make the green standoffs on the Techno 2 was inspired by that?

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby flash900 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:53 am

How would anyone know at this date whether a forthcoming model has a carbonized lockface or not?

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby Nord » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:07 pm

Hope either a lock bar insert or carbidized lock face. A $200 titanium frame lock should have one of those features IMO.
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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby Nord » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:44 pm

One thing I didn't notice previously, is that despite the thinner blade (a great thing), the scales are substantially thicker on the Techno 2, so the total thickness of the knife will be same, or more likely thicker than the original Techno. A more reasonable and slicey blade is awesome, but I was thinking that we would then be getting an overall slimmer knife. That is a big miss IMO. There was no need to go with thicker scales when you are going to a slimmer blade.



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In the video he says "this one doesn't have a stainless interface because we felt with the thickness of the scales and the blade there was no need". Double darn on that. Sticking with the thinner scales and an insert is the better way to go IMO.

From this info I think I'd now rather have the original Techno, which is actually thinner overall.

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby Humint » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:33 pm

I for one am extremely glad for the thicker handles and thinner blade and will also prefer no steel lock insert. I have put off purchasing any other high end knife (CRK) as I want my money to go to the Techno 2 as soon as it drops. Does anyone have a current idea of the release date? I am getting more and more excited each day. I really think this will be my number one knife this year

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby Flizwit » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:57 am

Should be later this summer, I concur on being my number one knife this year and most anticipated.

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby RickC27 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:41 am

ugly vs ugly2!

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby 40mm » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:42 pm

I've got the poor mans Techno.....they call it the Ambitious.

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby Studey » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:06 am

There seems to be a lot of confusion floating around about this...

The original Techno had a carburized lock face. It was basically ‘heat treated’ similar to the way a Sebenza is done. This is not the same as carbidizing.

Many of the Taichung framelocks have been carburized, to good effect evidently, as lockup issues are nearly unheard of on the models that have had it. Brad confirmed that the Southard received the treatment, and someone (can’t recall who, it was either Marcin or someone from Spyderco) confirmed that the Techno and Slysz Bowie were done the same way.

This has come up before when other Taichung Ti framelocks have been released, it’s how we originally heard whether the Bowie was carburized. There’s zero reason to think that this Techno 2 is being done any differently. People are acting like the Techno has a stainless interface and that Spyderco has moved away from it on the Techno 2, when in all likelihood, they’re just doing it the same way the previous model was done since that has worked out so well.

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Re: Techno vs Techno 2

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:13 am

I found the lockbar relief cut-out to be snaggy on the Techno 1. They redesigned it on the Techno 2 and it looks much better to me.
I like the thinner stock.
I like the look of a non full height grind with a swedge.
I still have reservations about the ergos from what I can remember but I'm going to try the Techno 2.
As stated above, lockup geometry and longevity was never a concern.


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