The Spatha is a climber’s knife with a mild serration for cutting webbing and rope. The knife has a wide hole, which is also the axis, and will attach to a carabiner. The wheel also has grooves that make it easy to open (although not as easy as the Buck Flashpoint). It doesn’t lock, but it does click into place. The blade folds back into the handle. The longer version is probably more suitable for cutting food etc., but this little knife is solid, very small and handy just to throw in your backpack.

First published: Aug 2013