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fs Black diamond titanium ice screws (2)

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I wasn't aware that Black Diamond manufactured titanium ice screws. Can you please explain how you know they are titanium? I looked on the BD website and it only shows 2 kinds of ice screws, both of which are made from chrome-moly steel. If you are unsure about the material, you can weigh them. The weight specs for these (steel) screws as listed on the BD website are:

 

145g/5.1oz for the blue one

168g/5.9oz for the green one

 

Put them on a scale and if they weigh at least one ounce less than the published weights above, then they might be titanium. For comparison's sake, titanium ice screws made by Ushba weigh 3.9oz and 4.9oz respectively for comparable sizes. If your screws are within a few grams of the weights listed on the BD website, they are most likely made from steel.

 

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/climb/ice-protection/express-ice-screw

 

http://www.ushba.com/catalog/ice.html

 

 

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