Spyderco Marcin Slysz Techno 2 Folding Knife 2.55 CTS-XHP Stonewashed Plain Blade, Titanium Handles - C158TIP2


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SP158TIP2: C158TIP2 Techno 2
In 2012, Spyderco released their first collaboration with Polish custom knifemaker Marcin Slysz—the Techno. Its elegantly simple design and robust construction style immediately caught the attention of the Spyderco community and shined a spotlight on Slysz and his exquisitely crafted custom knives. In short order, the Techno earned a devoted following and helped redefine the concept of the compact folding knife.

Although Slysz later collaborated with Spyderco on two other designs, the Techno continued to captivate end users all over the globe. As its popularity steadily grew, so did the number of requests Spyderco received for an updated, even more refined version. Slysz, who already had his own ideas to improve the design, was very happy to oblige and responded with the Techno 2.

Like its predecessor, the Techno 2 packs tremendous strength and utility into an amazingly compact package. Its stonewash-finished blade is still crafted from premium CTS-XHP stainless steel, but its thickness has been reduced from 4.5 mm (0.177 inch) to a trimmer 3.5mm (0.138 inch). Instead of a full-flat grind, it features a high saber grind that maintains a full-thickness spine for strength, while ensuring superior edge geometry for low-friction cutting performance. The blade's profile has also been refined to a near-sheepfoot shape instead of the previous drop-point pattern. This provides enhanced point utility and cutting leverage compared to the original. Strategically placed jimping on the thumb ramp provides a non-slip purchase for maximum control during use and a signature Trademark Round Hole allows swift one-handed opening.

The Techno 2's handle has also been fine-tuned, while still retaining all the key qualities of the original. It consists of two thick scales precision machined from solid 6Al4V titanium. Both boast a handsome stonewashed finish and are machined to accept the knife’s deep-pocket wire clip, which is easily reversible to support left or right-side tip-up carry. Instead of the G10 backspacer of the first-generation design, the scales of the Techno 2 are linked by green-anodized titanium standoffs that reduce weight and create an easily cleaned open-backed construction style. The reverse-side scale forms the foundation of the knife's stout Reeve Integral Lock (RIL) mechanism, which locks the blade securely open during use, yet can be easily released with one hand. For end users who like to accessorize their knives with lanyards or fobs, the Techno 2 also includes a generously sized lanyard hole.

The highly refined Techno 2 is a compact, extremely practical cutting tool capable of performing with authority far beyond its size. It clearly transcends its predecessor, while continuing to showcase Marcin Slysz’ distinctive approach to knife design.

Marcin Slysz

Marcin Slysz’ fascination with knives began at an early age with his very first pocketknife. As his interest grew, some of his friends who were avid knife collectors started introducing him to the world of "serious" production and handmade knives. Unfortunately, Slysz found that those knives also came at “serious” prices that were well beyond his budget. Undeterred, he decided that if he couldn’t buy the knives he wanted, he would make them.

Slysz crafted his first knife in 2006—a heavy fixed blade that he made using only a file and lots of elbow grease. Although it was a slow, extremely laborious process, he thoroughly enjoyed it and was convinced he had found his life’s calling. Shortly thereafter, he invested in a grinder and began making knives in earnest. As fixed blades led to folding knives and his skills and tools continued to improve, Slysz ultimately decided to quit his full-time job and embark upon a career in knifemaking. He’s never looked back.

Now regarded as one of Poland’s premier custom knifemakers, Slysz specializes in high-tech, tactically themed folders made with state-of-the-art materials. He prefers the strength and light weight of titanium and Timascus for folder handles, and the look and texture of sand-blasted canvas Micarta for fixed blades. For blade steels, he works mostly in RWL34, but also uses CPM-S30V, 154CM, Damasteel, and custom-forged stainless Damascus from Chad Nichols. The vast majority of his designs feature titanium handles, Reeve Integral Locks (RIL), and premium stainless steel blades; however, he is equally comfortable making slip-joint folders, a broad range of fixed blades, and a variety of specialized tactical tools and gadgets. He even does his own engraving on both knives and the occasional piece of handmade jewelry.

Slysz’ impeccable craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail have made his custom knives extremely popular with both collectors and discriminating end users worldwide. They also attracted the attention of Spyderco’s leaders and made him a natural choice for a collaboration project with Spyderco. The 2012 release of his Techno folder created an immediate stir and quickly earned him a passionate following in the Spyderco community. It was followed by the Slysz Bowie in 2014 and the SpydieChef in 2016, both of which continued to broaden Slysz’ popularity and the knife community’s appreciation for his work.
  • Blade Length: 2.55"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.46"
  • Closed Length: 3.44"
  • Overall Length: 5.99"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.138"
  • Blade Material: CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Saber
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Handle Color: Gray
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Left/Right Carry
  • Model Number: C158TIP2
  • Model Name: Techno 2
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104012855

Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Spyderco Marcin Slysz Techno 2 Folding Knife 2.55 CTS-XHP Stonewashed Plain Blade, Titanium Handlesrated 3.600 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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Spyderco Marcin Slysz Techno 2 Folding Knife 2.55 CTS-XHP Stonewashed Plain Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
New York
Jan 07, 2019
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Type, None
I prefer the Techno 1-the original
I prefer the original on every point. The stout beautifully-finished flat grind blade is well proportioned. The Taiwanese product is perfectly finished. I purchased two of them. The new version? Not much. NEGATIVES? Yes. Neither have a steel lock bar insert.I also have some better versions of this style knife done the right way. The Cheburkov Bulldog available in stainless Damascus and M390 from Russia. Hard to get. Of course they are in a higher class alltogether... and higher priced. I got two of them too.
Spyderco Marcin Slysz Techno 2 Folding Knife 2.55 CTS-XHP Stonewashed Plain Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Baltimore, MD
Jan 04, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Quality Materials, Fit, and Finish
This knife marks a few firsts for me: first titanium handles, first CTS-XHP, first stonewashed blade, first integral handle knife lock, first clip of this style. I'm liking all of these features a lot so far. The fit and finish is superb on this knife, especially the detents. Nice and sharp, and should be a great utility knife. It's not as comfortable to hold as a PM2, but then it's a lot smaller overall and is fairly ergonomic for how small the footprint is. I find the best opening method for this little guy to be the thumb flick; pretty hard to consistently, successfully open it with my preferred middle finger flick. Definitely carries great in the pocket as well. I may be looking into more titanium handed blades in the future. The materials used definitely contribute to the higher price tag.One thing that I was a bit surprised by: [mostly] one side of the knife arrived from KnifeCenter covered in oil inside the bubble wrap, inside the Spyderco box. I've not received a knife like that before, but the oil washed off very easily and hasn't creeped back out of any of the crevices since. Checked with a forum and it seems to be common among some of these newer titanium models coming from the Taichung factory. Probably a corrosion-resistance measure, just a first for me.
Spyderco Marcin Slysz Techno 2 Folding Knife 2.55 CTS-XHP Stonewashed Plain Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dec 27, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Very Pleased
Really happy with this knife. Unlike the previous commenter, no lockup issues on mine. Fantastic materials. I find the clip placement helps with ease of opening, and prevents the RIL cutout from getting stuck on the edge of your pocket while drawing like some knives do. It also ads greater stability in reverse grip.Nice fit an finish, especially the detent. Quietly nestles into a secure closed position with such precision that it feels more like a mid-tech than production knife. Outperforms my comparable DPX Hest/Urban in every way, and is more affordable. Great design by Slysz, modeled after his Gen 2 Mouse I think.
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