Stubai Hornet

This ice axe weighs 624g (50cm); precurved shaft to allow easier placement when ice-climbing; adjustable wrist loop with padding; head designed for ice-climbing; shaft rated as technical so it can be used for rope belaying; rubber grip adds comfort. But too short for walking; technical head not comfortable in the hands; precurved shaft not ideal for walking.

Verdict: Buy it if you want an entry-level ice climbing axe for Grade 2 or harder routes.