The Cobra is a staple of hard ice leads and bold alpine routes. This year Black Diamond has redesigned the shape of the legendary Cobra’s lightweight carbon fiber shaft to give it the most clearance of any of their tools without sacrificing balance or axis of rotation. The new silhouette also reduces the overall weight of the Cobra by over 100 grams. The carbon fiber shaft keeps the majority of the tool’s weight in the head. Carbon fiber also provides vibration-free placements with minimal flex; a damp, balanced swing; and wrist-flick sticks. Over-molded and textured, a new minimized-rubber grip is integral to the Cobra’s lower shaft for a flush fit, positive control, and a secure precise grip. The optional integrated Android Leash can be added for hard ice climbing. Comes equipped with Laser Pick, removable Fang and Strike. Patented.