A Black Diamond classic: the knifeblade piton for all alpinists, big wallers and technical climbers. Yvon Chouinards story of Chouinard Equipment, the company from which Black Diamond emerged, began by his forging of pitons for himself and his friends.
The knifeblade is a piton for thin cracks and can be placed in vertical and horizontal cracks thanks to the two suspension points. At the same time, this shape reduces the weight of the piton. It is manufactured out of high carbon steel and is therefore best suited for use in hard types of rock, for example granite.