Spyderco Techno 2 C158TIP2 pocket knife, Marcin Slysz design
|Right or left-handed||right-handed|
|Blade shape||sheep foot|
CNC machining architect guy, Penzance
Tuesday 22 December 2020
My first (and presumably last) Spyderco. Not because I don't like it, but because I'm not a knife-person or collector. I just wanted a good pocket knife, like any good boy-scout (just kidding) and could always easily resist temptation since the cumbersomeness and weirdness outweighed utility be a quarter-pound. But this thing is something else. I found it by looking up titanium as a knife material. Well, this is it, all titanium except the blade (which is what I meant). Which makes it relatively light. 100gr is less than my phone but not insubstantial. It is tiny, a lot smaller than it appears in the pictures here. Folded, it fits sideways in the palm of my hand. Unfolded the blade looks like something you would sharpen your quill with. In fact it is so small that you can clip it in the little (watch) pocket above the right pocket of any (Lewis) jeans and that's where I carry it. The matt finished olive titanium and stainless blade material looks lived in (used) out of the box. The manufacturing is nevertheless, as expected, flawless. I like especially the cool, LAMY fountain pen looking wire clip. Some people have complained about the thinner blade of the version two. But even the current one acts more like a wedge even if sharp when going into, say, cardboard. A thicker blade would obviously be more solid (this one already feels solid like a hammer, so why?) but even more wedge like and HEAVIER. The blade was not very sharp out of the box but easily made keener. Seems to hold the edge quite well but I have already put it to quite some (ab-)use. Ordered with the nice foldable Work Sharp Angle Set sharpener which seems to work well. Also fun to practice flipping knife open, especially to open a letter or cut a string, so dude-like. Good for quartering apples. The only pocket knife you'll ever need if you're into titanium. If you have a lot of other knives, sell them, buy this one and be done with it.
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