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Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

    Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

    A traditional axe for legendary ascents, the trusty Black Diamond Raven delivers quality you can feel. See details

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    A traditional axe for legendary ascents, the trusty Black Diamond Raven delivers quality you can feel.

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    A traditional axe for legendary ascents, the trusty Black Diamond Raven delivers quality you can feel.

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    A traditional axe for legendary ascents, the trusty Black Diamond Raven delivers quality you can feel.

    • 7075 aluminum shaft keeps weight down without sacrificing strength
    • 17-4 investment cast stainless-steel head and spike are great for self-arresting, glissading and chopping steps
    • Pick's curve and teeth securely bite into snow and ice
    • Comfortable, ergonomic hand platform provides a secure grip

    Please note: Black Diamond products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    View specs for sizes: 60 CM, 65 CM, 70 CM, 75 CM

    Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Specs
    60 CM65 CM70 CM75 CM
    Best use
    Stainless-steel head/aluminum shaftStainless-steel head/aluminum shaftStainless-steel head/aluminum shaftStainless-steel head/aluminum shaft
    Classic curveClassic curveClassic curveClassic curve
    452 gramsUnavailable gramsUnavailable gramsUnavailable grams
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    Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

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    Black Diamond Raven Ice Axeis rated4.75out of5by4.
    Rated5out of5byfromHit the SpotGreat mountaineering axe. I added some plumbers friction tape to add grip around the shaft. Works perfectly, and it's great to have an axe long enough for us tall mountaineers.
    Date published: 2014-02-02
    Rated5out of5byfromHeck of a toolI Purchased one of these before my last deployment. I used it as an every day tool. It was light so i could carry it with my gear everywhere I went. It held up to some pretty incredible abuse. I used it for anything and everything including opening stuck ammo cans, and helping prying a car door open. The weight to strength of this tool was pretty impressive. I did wrap the handle with 550 cord to improve the grip as the aluminum is smooth and i have pretty big hands, so the extra width of the wrap really made it more comfortable and easy to grip. It did add a little weight but nothing that was too much for what I was doing. When I first brought this ice axe to the unit and showed it to some of the other guys they were a little skeptical, so we did a little torture test on it, one of my buddies went to town on a dead pine tree, really tried to beat the hell out of the axe, it held up great. it had three hundred pound guys using it to help scale walls, and act as a hook to help get to ledges and several other very unorthodox tests. since then it has been to three different continents and over ten countries. I can't sing enough praise about this ice axe. I wish I could tell all the stories of what mine has been through, but this is not the place. let me just say that it is a hell of a good piece of kit.
    Date published: 2013-12-08
    Rated5out of5byfromSolid ToolThis is a great ax. I already had shorter axe for steep couloirs and the like, so I got this one a bit longer. Unlike my shorter ax, this one is very comfortable to use all day in either hand. It works great for lower angle terrain, traverses, and glissading. It has a pretty good swing for chopping steps and such, but I wouldn't recommend this tool if you plan on swinging it a lot. I like my shorter tool with a more aggressive and heavier head for that.
    Date published: 2013-05-29
    Rated4out of5byfromLightweight, works wellGood axe. I've only used it once, but it was very effective for glissading.
    Date published: 2013-04-10

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