There’s certainly no shortage of well-made pocket knives on the market, but Columbia River Knife and Tool built one specifically for climbers with the Niad.
A knife that’s no heavier than it absolutely has to be, the Niad was designed by Hans Florine, a record-holding speed climber that knows a thing or two about climbing essentials. It features a titanium handle outfitted with a large loop to easily attach it to your carabiner along with a Veff stainless steel serrated blade for any cutting task that stands in your way. Best of all, the knife weighs just 0.6 ounces, meaning you’ll barely notice it’s there. CRKT retails the knife for $26. [Purchase]