Does this have a steel spike or an aluminum 'plug'? The picture shows a plug, but other web sites show a steel spike.
there are two versions, this one has a plug
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This picture is outdated. I ordered my ice axe off Backcountry and received the newer version that has a slight curve to the shaft and a steel spike on the bottom. It looks like the picture on Grivel's website:
I would click on the "Live Chat" and confirm with a Backcountry rep, but I'm pretty sure that they are selling the current version and that they have just not updated the picture.
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Good point Mads, the picture isn't even the SA version with the curved shaft. Well, I ordered it so here's hoping for the steel spike.
Confirmed: its in my hands now and it has the steel spike, so its the new version. Its a beautiful tool, 15.4 oz on my scale in size 58cm, and the nicest hot forged head you could ever ask for on a mountaineering axe.