The ultimate axe for technical climbers, Grivel's Quantum Tech Ice Axe is a superlight technical tool made with aerospace grade composite. Hot forged head with hammer in chromoly steel with no compromise over quality forging internal microstructure improves strength and minimizes internal defectsporosity. Carbon composite shaft with no compromise over quality parts subject to major pressure are designed specifically to enhance strength and rigidity. Strength and rigidity are enhanced by type of reinforcement and orientation of the fibers the light alloy matrix transfers stress loads to the external carbon fiber reinforcement. Very efficient hand support with a little spike point in tungsten carbide for safety. Blade type: Changeable reverse positive. Length: 50 cm. CE Certified Type B, UIAA EN 1891. Grivel makes climbing products in Italy with a completely solar powered factory.