The new version of Grivel's Air Tech Evolution features a classic hot forged steel head, a shaft with a gentle curve for easier anchoring, and it weighs less than 500 grams. Includes Easy Slider with spring leash system.This product will be shipped directly from Grivel and will leave their warehouse in 2 3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only. Head with shovel is forged from a single piece of steel an established alpine classic. New shaft curves gently just below head giving greater clearance makes anchoring easier on any sort of terrain, while lower straight part of the shaft will penetrate into snow with little effort. Features new Easy Slider with Spring Leash system: Hand rest slides to the top of the shaft when sunk in snow, or to the bottom to support hand in traction. Blade type: Classical positive. Advanced ice axe technology CE Certified T UIAAGrivel makes climbing products in Italy with a completely solar powered factory.