don bowiewrote a review of Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon on September 1, 2010
I tried out the Sabretooth crampons on my recent successful expedition to Gasherbrum 1 (26,529ft) in Pakistan- and was really impressed with the performance, weight, and durability. A few years ago I climbed with the BD Sabretooth steel version which was much heavier, felt a bit loose under foot, and the anti-ball plate broke and had to be replaced a few times a season. In contrast, the new stainless version showed virtually NO wear after 2 months of glacier slogging, ice climbing, and mixed terrain- and comes in a lighter package with a much improved anti-ball plate, which make the Sabretooth my new favorite alpine crampon.
Pros: light, tough, super durable, much better anti-ball plate than prior models.
Cons: despite a more durable design, the anti-ball plate still isn't as effective at shedding snow as other crampons.