I wanted a full titanium frame lock Spyderco and was saving up for a Techno but came across a really good deal on a Sage 2 so I bought it. I wanted to see how it compared to my small Sebenza, which is on it's way back from the CRK spa as we speak so I'll have it in a couple days.
My first impressions on the Sage 2 was that it's a bit bigger than what I'm used to carrying. After playing with it for a few days it's starting to grow on me more. It deploys very smoothly, and the click-clunk sound that you hear at lockup inspires confidence. This knife really seems to be one of the nicest, simplest blades on the market. The implementation of the framelock and titanium and S30V is a perfect combination and is so aesthetically pleasing in its design. I think this blade could easily be the cornerstone of any collection for someone just starting out as it sets the bar for quality, design, and materials. With all that said, I really don't know if I will carry this knife all that often, or even at all. I prefer smaller blades for edc and I have other knives that are the same blade length as Sage but a little bit more svelt such as Caly 3 CF and Delica 4 FFG. I'm also a big fan of the no safe queen mentality, as I like to do more than just look at my blades.
Which brings me to the Techno. I would most definitely carry this blade quite often. It hits so many of the points that I consider when choosing a blade for edc and I've heard so much talk of how well put together it is. I would have to part ways with the Sage 2 in order to get a Techno anytime soon so this is my dilemma. I will wait until at least my Small Sebenza comes back so I can get a good comparison of the two side by side.
So what do you guys think of the Sage 2 vs. Techno? Have any of you parted ways with one and kept the other, I'd love to hear why and your general opinions of the two.