a A superlight and versatile tool for the technical alpinist a Hot forged aluminum alloy head allows for 3 configurations: pick adze, pick hammer, pick only a T rated chromoly steel pick and T rated 7075 T6 aluminum alloy shaft CE UIAA type 2 a Stainless steel adze and hammer a Removable X Alp grip has a soft hand for good grip and can be swapped with the X Dry grip and spike for leashless climbing a Interchangeable steel spike a X Trigger Fast pommel is adjustable without tools a Carabiner holes at the head and spike The newest addition to the CASSIN X Team, the X Light features the same sleek designs and quality forged components as the popular X Dream, but with a shaft that makes it the most suitable axe for low angle terrain typical of light and fast technical ascents. Three different head configurations pick adze, pick hammer, pick only allow the tool to be optimized for the objective. The single curve shaft is optimized with the angle of the pick for solid performance on technical ice and for use as a cane. Carabiner holes at the head and spike accommodate traditional leashes or lanyards. For steep ice climbing, it is possible to change the standard X Alp grip with the X Dry grip and spike. The X Trigger Fast pommel included is adjustable without tools. The hammer and adze components have been shaped for a comfortable grip and the pick does not have teeth near the shaft to further increase comfort and help prevent wear and tear on gloves. This is a great 3rd tool. The trigger is adjustable for changing hand location easily. The head on this tool has a unique wear indicator mark on the pick end.