Made from a single piece of hot forged Italian chromolly steel, the Grivel Machine 3. 0 Ice Tool is a tough, light, and reliable axe for vertical to overhung ice and mixed climbing. The T rated shaft is significantly bent to clear bulges and help out on steep routes, while the included ice pick tapers to 3mm at the tip for easy penetration, even into hard ice. It's easy to replace the ice blade with the stouter mixed blade, and the dual density nylon and rubber grip is also fully interchangeable. When your winter revolves around seeking out burly pitches that split the difference between rock and ice, the Machine 3. 0 is a tool you'll be stoked to have.