Petzl Spatha Knife - Serrated Small
Useful knife for cutting abseil tatt
I bought this knife as a means of being able to cut accessory cord for abseilling off winter climbs in Scotland. I have yet to use the knife in anger but I am very pleased with its light weight, sharpness of the blade, and the fact that you can use it one handed.
The one down side is that the hole in the knife for a karabiner is quite small and requires a very thin krab. It may be preferable to use a short length of accessory cord to attach it to a krab on your harness which should secure the knife if, by a stroke of bad luck or sheer clumsiness, you happen to drop it.
I will be experimenting with different options so that I have a good system in place before needing the knife to retreat off any multi-pitch climbs in Winter!
03 March 2014
Excellent knife for daily use
I use a knife as part of my day job and my Spatha has been a daily companion for well over a year, both at work and recreationally, with no issues at all. Can't recommend it enough.
17 June 2013