This does not affect your right to an exchange or refund for faulty equipment.
The Air Tech Evo is the perfect do-all ice axe. Featuring a hot forged chromoly steel pick and adze, the Evo is a workhorse on steep ice or snow. With the bend located at the head end, the rest of the shaft is straight making for easy use as a belay anchor or cane. A rubber handle increases comfort and insulation when used on steep slopes. Meets the UIAA "T" rating for ice tools, reaffirming its high durability.