The Petzl Nomic and Black Diamond Fusion (2009/2010 green model) are among the highest quality ice tools available on the market today. Both of these tools have been designed to perform well in both ice climbing and rock/mixed climbing and they climb very similar to each other. In fact, if you hold one tool above the other, you’ll notice that their geometries are nearly identical (see picture below). The purpose of this review is to objectively compare the two tools and describe their subtle differences. I shall try to keep subjective comments to a minimum, as each climber is different and requires different characteristics and features from their ice tools.