The Trango Barracuda knife is a compact, light-weight climbing knife designed to be kept on the harness.
The blade itself is a drop point on a fine edge manufactured from 420HC heat treated stainless steel, which delivers a rugged, corrosion resistant blade can be easily sharpened.
The handle is a composite of the same steel and plastic, with the rigid structure of the handle mechanism for locking the knife open both made of steel, while the plastic is used to provide an ergonomic handle.
The Barracuda is big enough to carry out the most common use of a canyoners knife — cutting up lunch — while being tough enough to cut away old slings or the damaged end of a rope.
This knife is smaller than other commonly used knives, such as the Petzl Spatha, but the trade off is that the blade length is shorter and it doesn’t include a serrated edge. The result of this compact size also continues to the carabiner hole, which is also smaller than the competition.
Despite being so compact, the handle is surprisingly long, allowing a firm grip and easy one-handed opening and closing of the blade, even when wearing gloves.
- compact and light weight
- tough stainless steel blade
- can be easily opened and closed with one hand
- blade can be easily sharpened
- features a bottle opener built into the design
- Weight: 48gms
- Material: 420HC heat treated stainless steel blade, composite handle
- Length: 142mm open, 95mm closed
- Carabiner hole: 12mm
- Made in: Taiwan