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In Stock Adze 50cm
EAN:5031290202473
£79.00
MSRP £89.00
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In Stock Adze 55cm
EAN:5031290202480
£79.00
MSRP £89.00
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In Stock Adze 60cm
EAN:5031290202497
£79.00
MSRP £89.00
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In Stock Adze 65cm
EAN:5031290202503
£79.00
MSRP £89.00
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EAN:5031290202510
£79.00
MSRP £89.00
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Glossary - Hot forged close

Hot forging is a method used to form stock metal into complex shapes. For many years aluminium alloys have been the material of choice for climbing equipment as they are lighter and much easier to manipulate than comparable steels. For decades karabiners and many other products were made using a technique called cold forging, which isn't possible with steel. This essentially involves squashing 'cold' (room temperature) pieces of stock aluminium alloy with a mould, known as a die, under very large pressures until it takes the form of the mould.

Recently manufacturers have started to move towards hot forging which involves heating the alloy in a furnace before forging it. This makes it much more malleable and allows substantially more complex and subtle shapes to be moulded under higher pressures. Both of these techniques are known as drop forging, when huge a huge hammer is 'dropped' onto the material to create the pressure.

The major benefit for the end user is that equipment can be formed using the bare minimum amount of metal required, rather than using more primitive shapes, making it lighter (and in some cases stronger aswell). It also makes the application of heat treatments after the forging much easier to control, increasing consistency and, by extension, safety.

The DMM Cirque Ice Axe

DMM's ever-popular workhorse walking and mountaineering axe has had a makeover and is now even sleeker and stronger than ever. The new handle provides superb grip and the fully T-rated pick and shaft provides ultimate security in self-arrest and belay building. Now also available in a hammer option for when the going gets steeper and two axes are required. A perfect pairing for lightweight semi technical mountaineering.

  • Hot forged ergonomic handle
  • T Rated Integrity Construction
  • Adze and Hammer versions available
  • Supplied with DMM Standard Leash
  • Hot forged ergonomic handle
  • Made in UK
ModelLengthWeight
Adze 50cm 565g
Adze 55cm 583g
Adze 60cm 604g
Adze 65cm 626g
Hammer 50cm 591g
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