Rich Bliss wrote a review of CAMP USA - Cassin X-All Mountain Ice Tool on September 30, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are my favorite tools right now. I have climbed on Grivel, BD, and Petzl. I notice complaints about these tools sticking too well. If you file the coating off the tip they are easier to remove. When I've tried climbing with one Cassin x-all mountain and similar tool (one each) I find myself swinging 4x less with the Cassin. This tool has an easy to learn sweet spot swing with a great pick angle.
Yes, they stick well with little effort. That's a good thing in my book. Awesome ice tool.
The latest version is anodized.