Review by: rmleon, 2005-11-18
Many people complained about the size of the hole.
So, I went to the store, opened one box, and I tested with most of the carabiners I could find.
The only biner that was too big for the Spatha was the "Jumbo" (of course, I do not think you want a 30kn-strong biner for carrying your nuts and Spatha).
So, for me it works perfect.
About those that complained that it cannot be opened with 1 hand, as long as there is any place where you can put some pressure, it can be opened, I even did it with my body, but of course do not do that while climbing...!!! (Kids, do not do this at home).
I thought that if I am climbing I will be close to the wall/rock where and then I can use it for opening the knife.
Also, I think that the not-so-easy-to-open feature is great, because I do not want my knife to open accidentaly while climbing. Also, it will be hard or impossible for a young child or pet to open it....
Maybe Petzl increased the size? Anyway, it works perfect now from my viewpoint.