Vario System

The VARIO System is an innovative system for interchangeable blades and accessories. 

It is compatible with all ice axes in the Machine family (Light Machine, North Machine, North Machine Carbon, Tech Machine, Tech Machine Carbon, Dark Machine, Dark Machine X).
The VARIO System allows to combine four different blades:

Ice Vario:
Hot forged blade for technical alpinism and ice climbing. T-rated.



Alpine Vario:
Hot forged blade for technical alpinism. T-rated.



Total Ice Vario:
Blade especially made for pure ice climbing. B-rated. 

 Katana Ice Vario:
Blade made with special ballistic steel. Ideal for technical mixte climbing, high-level ice climbing and dry tooling. T-rated.

Razor Ice Vario
Thin blade made of ballistic steel, ideal for pure ice climbing.

Total Dry Vario:
Blade for Dry tooling. T-rated.


with four accessories:

Simple Vario:
Naked back for Vario blade system, to keep the weight as low as possible.



Mini-Hammer Vario:
Small hammer for Vario blade system. Its minimal construction keeps the wight low but helps to protect the shaft and to hammer in case of need.



Thor Vario:
Hammer for Vario system blades.




Adze Vario:
Adze for Vario system blades. Grivel multi-faceted "stealth" signature shape.


The connection is strong but minimal and low weight, for any type of terrain with great all-round performances.