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 leash.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 features gentle curve 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. Blade type: Classical positive. Advanced ice axe technology CE Certified T UIAA. Grivel makes climbing products in Italy with a completely solar powered factory.