Weighs less than a pound! (60 cm). An aluminum head and spike make this axe the ideal solution for when you want the precaution of carrying an axe, but not the added weight. Carry it all day on your pack and barely know it's there. Perfect for low angle glacier trekking on well travelled routes where you want to self belay, or may have to self arrest, but won't need to chop steps in hard ice. Very easy on your wallet! Exceeds the UIAA basic (Type B) standard.