I just took delivery of a Spyderco Techno. This was a much-anticipated knife by YT, because it's totally over-the-top little big knife style that I love. So, how does it compare to my current EDC pocket knife - the Benchmade 555HG?
Bottom line - the Techno is pricey, but worth the wait. And its out of this world in terms of fidget factor.
You can see them side by side here. The 555HG is longer, but the Techno rides in the pocket just as well. The factory deep carry wire clip from Spyderco has the Techno nearly as deep in the pocket as my aftermarket deep clip on the 555HG.
Blade centering is way better on the Techno. I'm not sure that BM was even trying on mine.
Yep, that's a massive slab of steel on the Techno, but with a full flat grind and a taper towards the tip, it's quite handy. Especially with the classic pinch-the-hole choke-up on Sypdercos:
On a standard grip however, there's not much more than the thumb jimping to keep your hand from sliding forward:
The interior of the Spyder Hole is slightly radiused, so it's not quite as grippy on the thumb skin as I'd like, but the massive reveal of the whole hole makes up for it. Of course, it's only great if you're a righty.
All in all, TI scales, RIL lock (with stout lockup with no blade play), decent ergos, pocketable scale, great fit/finish, and that hell-for-stout build make this the new bad-ass in my pocket. Errr. Something like that.