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Grivel Dark Machine Ice Axe

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Dark Machine Ice Axe

Suitable for steep ice climbs at WI4, The Dark Machine is Grivel's lightest T-rated tool for a technical performance that weighs less than a single pound. It's the first in Grivel's lineup to have a handle made out of carbon composite. Most light axes only use carbon in the shaft, which includes the Dark Machine, except instead of using thicker, heavier carbon at the attachments, Grivel used carbon-wrapped aluminum to lighten up the weight while still ensuring proper stiffness for steep climbing. The ice pick is hot forged for a phenomenal strength-to-weight ratio, and it's completely modular so you can replace the pick with another, or add adzes or hammers to the back.

  • Technical ice axe made for ice climbing
  • G-bone carbon shaft balances high stiffness with a sub-pound weight
  • Hot forged ice pick is light, strong, interchangeable, and T-rated
  • Item #GRVR04F

[shaft, handle] G-bone carbon composite [pick] hot forged steel
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ice climbing
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Is this the Dark Machine as in the description or the Dark Machine X as in the photo? Thanks!

Hey Jonathan, This is the Dark Machine - it looks like our product photo is incorrect. So sorry for the confusion!