Polish knifemaker Marcin Slysz marks his Techno folder with a progressive European appearance.
Techno falls into Spyderco’s “Little Big Knives” category; meaning it
has a smaller blade and handle, paired with a hard-duty locking
mechanism, exotic blade steel and vault-like construction found
primarily on hard-use, larger knives. Spyderco’s first collaboration
with Mr. Slysz, the Techno is also the first main-line production
Spyderco CLIPIT to use Carpenter’s Steel CTS-XHP. Knife steel
metallurgists refer to CTS-XHP as having the steel properties and
hardness of D2 carbon tool steel but with the added advantage of
chromium to classify it as a powdered stainless steel.
fully flat, the blade has an oversized Spyderco Round Hole and
slide-resistant jimping perched on the spine. The handle is titanium
with contrasting blue handle spacers leaving the handle open and
exposing the inner workings for ease of cleaning. A Chris Reeve
Integral Lock (R.I.L.) incorporates the handle’s back scale as the
lock. With the handle’s back side doubling as both handle and lock, the
need for internal liners is dispensed with, and the knife can be
manufactured lighter and slimmer while retaining greater strength. A
deep pocket wire clip can be positioned for left-hand or right –hand use
with the blade tip positioned with the tip upward in the pocket.