PETZL Spatha, Yellow, UNI

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PETZL Spatha, Yellow, UNI

PETZL Spatha, Yellow, UNI

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The Petzl Spatha Knife is a specially designed climbers knife designed for cutting rope and cord and features a hold for a carabiner. Like the NIAD, it has a small divot at the base of the blade to allow you to pinch the knife as you cut. The handle is even shorter than that of the NIAD, which means that for those of us with large hands, only the first two fingers can grip the handle. Lighter than many of the knife options on this list, yet comes with nine different tools–including screwdrivers, scissors, knife blade, and pliers. The other two (the CRKT NIAD and Trango Piranha) are small, ultralight emergency knives with metal handles and no sheath. Any customer information held on our computers complies with the rules and laws contained within the Data Protection Act 2018.

Full-length knives (Spatha and Rope Tooth) use plastic handles that also function as a sheath when the knife is closed. The handles are still compact, but they allow for an easier and more familiar grip. Trango also sells the Trango Shark, which combines a nut tool with the Piranha. We’ve tested the Shark as well; you can read our review of it in our guide to the best nut tools. Edelrid Rope ToothHalf straight/half serrated blade is nearly 3 inches long, making it useful for more scenarios than many of the shorter knives on this list. Both styles have their place, but all climbing knives earn their salt in self-rescue scenarios. To make sure each could serve to clear away tat or cut loose an injured climber, we used all four to chop up a variety of connectors from webbing to dyneema to cord. In line with current health and safety guidelines, we reserve the right to refuse any items that are (for whatever reason) not returned to us in a clean and hygienic condition. Smaller blades (Piranha and NIAD) are less friendly for general use. While the full-length blades have both serrated and un-serrated sections, the shorter blades are almost entirely serrated. That’s great for cutting cord but less adaptable to other tasks.

The only real downside to the NIAD is the price. It’s by far the most expensive climbing knife in our test. We will not be held liable for any consequential loss caused by late or failed deliveries. Timed deliveries / Saturday & Sunday deliveries The greatest asset of the Piranha is its price. As of this writing it ties the Edelrid for the cheapest in the test and is less than half the price of the NIAD. For comparable emergency performance, that’s a good value. Plus, the Piranha has one feature that no other knife could match — a bottle opener for popping open a summit beer. Most remarkable was the sheer cutting power: the Spatha sliced through most varieties of webbing in just one or two strokes.

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For a relatively cheap knife by good knife standards I'd recommend a spyderco serrated delica, VG-10 - though any VG-10 sypderco will be good. Unless you need to carve, serrated is pretty good. There's more cutting area, and even when relatively blunt they still act like a saw. Not to mention serrated cuts through things so much faster than plain edges. I suspect you'll lose the knife before you need to sharpen it, though. You can open delicas very fast with one hand, too. One handed opening is important.

It’s combination straight and serrated long 2.75 inch blade makes it useful for any scenario you might encounter.For emergency knives, the choice comes down to price. The NIAD is significantly more expensive, but offers slightly better performance in a more usable design. The Piranha isn’t quite as user-friendly, but it’s a decent performer at a wallet-friendly price. How We Tested The Rope Tooth’s unpredictable ways made for a slightly dangerous test. Long, heavy-duty blade with fiberglass, nylon, and rubber handle makes for a great long-lasting knife for multiple uses.

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