Price Paid: 12$ Can
A real dedicated climbing knife.
No it doesn't lock, but does it have to? In winter climbing when you sometimes have big gloves that render your fingers as usefull as sausages for delicate operations, this knife shines.
Stainless steal means no rust and it kept a decent edge trough some intensive use. (Every weekend for a whole year, with only minor sharpening once in a while) Truth be told for rock climbing there's a lot of good knifes out there. But one as easy as this one to open/close? Havent met many.
Picture this: You're at a relay station, there's some old crappy slings blocking everything you wanna put in the bolts, you're 20 feet above your last placement and it's marginal. The stance is good but, you can only free one hand. That's when you're glad you bought the spatha or his little brother with the serrated edge. And oh look, he's on his dedicated biner on your harness easy to grab.
And yeah, it's also pretty good at cutting other stuff. Did I mention it was light?
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Perhaps the most useful tool you can have in the backcountry is a utility knife. Petzl's Spatha Knife is a lightweight, single blade, emergency knife perfect for cutting cord, webbing, and an array of materials you use in the backcountry. Designed specifically for guide climbing, the Spatha can be opened with a single hand and has a clever hole in the handle that fits a carabiner to a tee. Attach it to your harness or bag, and you're all set. Should you ever need to escape from a belay or cut a partner loose, the Spatha will save the day. The small version has a serrated blade great for cutting webbing and rope; while the large sports a smooth blade ideal for cutting bread and sausages. Get a pair for all your cutting needs. (Check options pull down menu for availability.)
Petzl Spatha Knife DECENT FEATURES of the Petzl Spatha Knife Easily clips onto the harness with a CARITOOL or with a carabiner The SPECS of the Petzl Spatha Knife Case Quantity: 24 Stainless steel pick, nylon shaft The SPECS for Small Weight: 50 g Other Specifications: 120 mm The SPECS for Large Weight: 70 g Other Specifications: 98 mm
The Petzl Serrated Spatha Knife is designed to be easily accessible as a climbing tool. This knife will become a trusty companion on all your trips to the crag.
The Petzl Spatha is a small folding rescue knife that easily attaches to your rescue/climbing harness for that "just in case" situation. PRODUCT FEATURES: Easily clips onto the harness with a CARITOOL or with a carabiner Size: Small Length: 98 mm (closed)
- Appalachian Outdoors