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Swift Ice Axe

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    • 50 cm
    • 57 cm
    • 64 cm
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The burliest of our piolets, and our only T-rated piolet, the Swift is the ultimate in classic mountaineering tools.


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With an adjustable pommel and a T rating, the Black Diamond Swift takes mountaineering piolets into the 21st century. One-piece hot forged stainless steel head construction, ergonomic shaft and technical profile for performance in technical snow sections and the FlickLockā„¢ pommel adds adjustability for varying terrain.
  • T-rated shaft
  • One-piece, hot forged SS head
  • Adjustable pommel
  • Lightweight, modern and technical design
  • 50, 57, 64 cm

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Weight :   50cm : 487g / 1lb, 1oz
57cm : 507g / 1lb, 2oz
64cm : 526g/ 1lb 2.5oz

Piolet Comparison

Piolet Comparison Chart
Swift Ice Axe is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does everything it needs to Flick lock is a nice touch, but metal shaft has a tendency to ice up when used in deep snow, and axe head is not the most ergonomic to hold in self arrest position, that aside it's a solid axe and very light.
Date published: 2020-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Axe Leave it to Black Diamond to create a work of art that functions as well as it looks. This is the perfect axe to use by itself or to pair up with a shorter axe when you want something longer than two tools.
Date published: 2020-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong reliable axe! This is my go to axe when working in the alpine and I may have to self arrest or use it as an anchor. Strong and reliable!
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all rounder Axe feels great as all round alpine axe. Swings nicely on steep ground, good weight, feels very tough and looks great
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I am happy to have these Equipments. I am recommended to these equipment for all mountaineers, alpinest & mountainguide.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been waiting for this!!! This is the perfect tool for my quiver. I have all kinds of tools for technical climbing and general mountaineering but this is a great crossover with the adjustable flick lock improving the versatility. The Swift is sure to maintain its' place on my pack for many of my projects for years to come. Well done.
Date published: 2017-09-02
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