Less Is More

This combo features the Spyderco Techno designed by Marcin Slysz, and the Olight S mini baton in bead blasted titanium.

The Techno was my first “nice” knife, and it remains one of my favorites today. I’ve had a little customization done to it, but I think it has only made the knife look and function better. The blade (just over 2.5” and made from CTS-XHP steel) has been etched, stonewashed and sharpened by Mark Mansfield (@mmans0311 on Instagram). I’ve sent multiple knives to Mark and have never been disappointed. I’ve also replaced the stock blue backspacer with custom individual backspacers (not visible in the picture of course). This knife is definitely a compact workhorse that won’t let you down.

The S mini baton by Olight is exactly like the S1 baton, only without the magnet on the base of the light. It’s made from a beautiful bead blasted titanium and features five different brightness settings starting with a “turbo” burst of 550 lumens, and then stepping down to 300, 60, 12, and a .5 “moonlight” setting. It runs off of a single CR123A (or rechargeable CR123), and is the currently the smallest CR123 flashlight Olight offers. The only complaint some might have about this particular light would be the lack of a reversible clip.

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