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This is SPATHA

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2016 | No Comments

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We were in the market for a new knife to keep on our harness that could handle being dragged through a canyon while exploring some tight slots. There are many great knives for climbing that are incredibly lightweight and beautifully made, but we needed something that was incredibly tough.

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The Petzl Spatha was just what we were looking for. This knife has a great design and feel to it, plus good weight and balance. The textured nylon handle gives it a solid grip when handling wet or dry. With a large loop, its easy to attach with a carabiner to any gear with ease.

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The combo blade comes incredibly sharp and the partial serration makes for a nice addition for easy cutting of rope and cordage. It’s stainless steel and there’s a solid locking system to hold the blade in place when open and fixed. While it can be pretty stiff when opening, I actually prefer it for this specific setting. It also has a large finger notch to give good leverage when opening the knife barehanded.

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I like the rugged, stiff solid build of this knife blended with simple clean design. I like the bright color so myself or my partner can easily locate and deploy the knife if needed. Currently there are 3 colors offered, but a new release could yield new colors. Sold for under $30, this is a great addition to any outdoor kit.

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