Review by: kimgraves, 2004-12-24
Iíve been looking a long time for T.H.E. knife to carry on my harness for multi-pitch trad routes. This tiny, weightless knife is not good for fighting off bears or chopping wood, but itís perfect for cutting off the birds nest of slings that accumulate at rap points, spreading peanut putter, opening cans, or picking out the odd splinter. You can open, lock, unlock and close it one handed Ė easy with your right hand, doable with your left: good for those Aron Ralston moments. The serrated stainless steel blade is very sharp and cuts webbing with ease. When clipped to a carabiner the knife CANNOT be opened. It has a serviceable bottle opener. Trango advertises a screwdriver feature, but the one thatís on the tool is ridiculous. I like this tool a lot: the engineering on it is very sound. One possible downside, however, is an ergonomic one: itís small enough that it might be easily dropped. Clipping it back onto a biner, while opened, makes the handle functionally longer and gives you a place to wrap your fingers around.