Petzl Spatha

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A real dedicated climbing knife. No it doesn't lock,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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?


I wonder what Joe Simpson was carrying

4 days ago

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Petzl's Spatha page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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The Petzl Spatha Knife is designed to accompany the climber on every outing. The profile of the blade allows easy cutting of ropes and cordage.


Petzl Spatha Knife FEATURES of the Petzl Spatha Knife Smooth/serrated combo blade easily cuts ropes and cordage Hole for attaching the knife to the harness with a Caritool tool holder or a carabiner Notch in the blade for opening the knife with bare hands Textured wheel for opening the blade when wearing gloves Mechanism for locking the blade in the open position Stainless steel blade for improved durability SPECIFICATIONS of the Petzl Spatha Knife Weight: 43 g Material(s): stainless steel, nylon Dimensions Closed: 115 mm Dimensions Open: 175 mm Guarantee: 3 years

- Moosejaw

Designed to accompany a climber on every outing, the Petzl Spatha knife has a profile that allows for easy rope or cord cutting and a large hole for a carabiner to attach it to your harness or pack.


The SPATHA knife is designed to accompany the worker at height during all daily tasks. The blade design allows easy cutting of ropes and cordage. It has a carabiner hole for easily attaching the knife to the harness. It is easy to manipulate with its textured wheel, even when wearing gloves, and can be locked in the open position.

- RockCreek