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Ultimate technical ice axe which combines the most advanced technologies and materials into a modern tool, destined for great performances.

The Dark Machine is designed for ice climbing, this aggressive technical ice axe has a G-bone carbon composite shaft and full carbon handle that ensure lightness and, at the same time, extreme toughness and durability.

Very light at only 490 grams, their geometry offers a higher balance point, that allows a much better swing.

The head is compatible with VARIO System, an innovative light and modular system for interchangeable blades and accessories: nakedmini-hammerhammer and adze. The VARIO System allows to choose between different blade construction technologies (hot forged or laser cut) and to perform the best combination to front any type of terrain with great all around performances.

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“The Dark Machine are hands down the best ice climbing tools ever made”
Aaron Mulkey, Grivel Team

  • Activities: ice climbing
  • Materials/construction/technologies: steel blades and accessories, carbon composite shaft, full carbon handle, steel tip
  • Certification: CE EN 13089, type 2, UIAA 152
  • Recommended blades: Ice VarioTotal Ice VarioTotal Dry Vario
  • Weight: 490 g (17,2 oz)
  • Size: 49 cm
Shipping & Delivery
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We ship with Swiss Post Economy, which usually arrives in 2 working days.

For larger packages such as skis we use DPD courier services.

Free postage in Switzerland is offered for all purchases over 100 CHF.